Two officials familiar with the program said Ritter would announce Tuesday morning that Colorado would implement the federal Secure Communities program with some modifications. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak before the announcement.
It wasn’t immediately known what the modifications to the program would be. Secure Communities uses fingerprints to check a person’s immigration status during jail bookings. The program is in place in 35 states.
Immigrant advocacy groups worry the program will lead to racial profiling.