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Program removes few illegal immigrants from SD

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An effort to find and remove illegal immigrants with criminal records from South Dakota has led to the deportation of five people in the first five months.

Some state lawmakers say the small return shows that the federal government's strategies are ineffective. Others see the numbers as a sign that South Dakota's immigration issues aren't pressing enough for an Arizona-style law that could fill state jails with international offenders and draw costly legal challenges.

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