SComm-ltr-Morton-to-GovMarkwell-2011-08-05

Letter dated Aug. 5, 2011, from ICE director John Morton to Gov. Jack Markwell of Delaware: “ICE has determined that an MOA is not required to activate or operate Secure Communities for any jurisdiction. Once a state or local law enforcement agency voluntarily submits fingerprint data to the federal government, no agreement with the state is legally necessary for one part of the federal government to share it with another part. For this reason, ICE has decided to terminate all existing Secure Communities MOAs.”