Immigrant rights groups and community members rally in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, for an end to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secure Communities Program, which was created in 2008 and calls for police to submit suspects' fingerprints to DHS so they can be cross-checked with federal deportation orders. Since 2008, about 121,000 immigrants have been deported after being flagged under Secure Communities, ICE statistics show. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Immigrant rights groups and community members rally in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, for an end to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secure Communities Program, which was created in 2008 and calls for police to submit suspects' fingerprints to DHS so they can be cross-checked with federal deportation orders. Since 2008, about 121,000 immigrants have been deported after being flagged under Secure Communities, ICE statistics show. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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published Friday, August 19th, 2011
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WASHINGTON — Many illegal immigrants who were facing deportation despite having no criminal record will be allowed to stay in the country and apply for a work permit under new rules from the Homeland Security Department. Republicans are balking at the change.

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