Outgoing CO Gov. Bill Ritter Announces Immigration Fingerprint Program
Outgoing CO Gov. Bill Ritter Announces Immigrant Fingerprint Program
By Mariela Rosario | 01/05/2011 - 16:30

Outgoing Colorado Governor Bill Ritter approved a controversial program on Tuesday that allows the state to identify illegal immigrants through the fingerprints of every person booked into jail.

The program is controversial because some argue that the program will lead to unjust deportations and racial profiling, but Ritter countered that the Secure Communities program improves "public safety, national security and crime fighting."

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