City Council Opposes Fingerprint Data Program

May 12, 2010  |  

(Afro) — The District of Columbia City Council is considering action that will keep police from joining a program which shares fingerprint data with federal immigration authorities.
A bill was recently introduced to the Council by At-Large Councilman Phil Mendelson and has the backing of most of his peers.

The bill, which has been referred to the Public Safety and Judiciary Committee, will seek to prohibit police from transmitting arrest data to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

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