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Immigration official says agents will no longer have to meet quotas

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August 18, 2009
Homeland Security News, Immigration
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The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday in Los Angeles that he has ended quotas on a controversial program designed to go after illegal immigrants with outstanding deportation orders.

John Morton, a career prosecutor who took over as assistant secretary of Homeland Security in May, said during a meeting with reporters that he planned to make more changes soon. The “fugitive operations” program, he said, should do what it was created to do — target absconders who have already had their day in court. (LA Times)