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Feds Gave 'Conflicting' Answers on Controversial Immigration Program: Report

Published: Apr 12, 2012 9:45 am By: Mirela Iverac

"Federal officials provided “unclear and conflicting responses to inquiries and concerns” related to the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities that Governor Andrew Cuomo opted out of last year, according to a new report.

Though Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency did not intentionally mislead the public, the report finds, it did cause states confusion over whether the federal program aimed at identifying and deporting criminal aliens was mandatory.

“Confusion within the agency regarding intent and participation led ICE to misinform and confuse stakeholders and the media,” concluded the report issued by the Department of Homeland Security Office of General Inspector."

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