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Congresswoman says federal officials lied about program targeting immigrant inmates

Apr 22, 2011 11:02:31 PM- latimes.com
California Rep. Zoe Lofgren calls for an investigation, saying some local jurisdictions were misled about their right to opt out of the program that screens for illegal immigrants.

Reporting from San Francisco -- A California congresswoman Friday called for an investigation into the actions of federal immigration officials, saying they lied about whether counties and states had the right to opt out of a controversial nationwide enforcement program that screens for illegal immigrants in local jails.

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