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On day of immigration protests, White House explains, defends "Secure Communities" program. Chicago town hall Wednesday.

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While President Obama is personally focusing on rural America, his White House, under attack by immigration rights groups for deportations--there were some demonstrations on Tuesday, including in front of his Chicago 2012 re-election headquarters--defends and explains Obama's immigration record. Read a column on the immigration and deportation debate by Cecilia Muñoz, the White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, posted late Tuesday afternoon.

excerpt: "The Secure Communities Program is a powerful tool to keep the government's immigration enforcement resources focused where they belong - on those who fit within DHS's highest enforcement priorities, such as those who have committed crimes in the United States."

The Sun-Times story about a Wednesday town hall in Chicago on deportations hosted by the Department of Homeland Security.

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