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Secure Communities policy falling out of favor across the US

by Amy Isackson, CA Report | Take Two®

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US Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton addresses a press conference on March 1, 2011 in Washington. Morton announced that two-month-long operation "Southern Tempest" has led to the arrests of 678 members of violent street gangs, many of them linked to drug cartels in Mexico, which were the primary focus of the operation. Karin Zeitvogel/AFP/Getty Images

As the Obama Administration prepares to tackle immigration reform, a part of its current immigration policy is dividing Democrats across the country.

Last year, Democratic governors in Massachusetts, Illinois, and New York pulled out of "Secure Communities," even if Immigration and Customs Enforcement — or ICE — insists the program is not optional. 

Governor Jerry Brown has not come out against the program but much of the rest of the state would rather not comply. Reporter Amy Isackson explains

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