The Department of Homeland Security has established a new toll-free number reserved for the use of undocumented aliens in local jails.  The new number, 855-448-6903, is manned by staff from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and designed to help callers learn if they are subject to deportation.

Reportedly, the Obama Administration is concerned about how local jails deal with undocumented individuals.  The establishment of this number follows the unprecedented move in which DHS terminated the ability of the Maricopa County,
Arizona Sheriff’s Department from checking immigration status.  The agency is reportedly concerned regarding allegations of racial profiling by local law enforcement agencies.

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