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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published June 17, 2011

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY’S CHANGES TO SECURE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM



ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 17, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement of changes to its Secure Communities program:

"I am pleased that the Department of Homeland Security is being responsive to the concerns of state officials and community advocates regarding the implementation of the Secure Communities program. It is important that the program be focused on meeting its stated goal -- the removal of dangerous criminals from the United States."