Tag Archives: Secure Communities

NEW REPORT: Impact of Secure Communities on Latinos and Local Law Enforcement in Eastern Washington

How has the immigration enforcement program Secure Communities impacted Latino communities in Central and Eastern Washington State? Secure Communities increases cooperation between local jails and the federal government to identify undocumented immigrants for deportation. Implemented in Yakima, Franklin, Benton and Walla Walla counties in the summer of 2011, Secure Communities has been both supported and […]

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FBI and DHS conflicted about who is supposed to handle immigrant data.

Nov, 4 NextGov The Homeland Security Department and FBI apparently are at odds over which agency is responsible for the criminal records of illegal immigrants. House Republicans on Friday subpoenaed those records for evidence of possible public safety threats. Read the full article: http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20111104_6878.php

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Local Police Not Required to Detain Minor Offense Immigrants

Oct, 31 The Huffington Post Recently released Department of Homeland Security documents now state that local police can now use discretion when placing immigration holds. The documents could provide ammunition for jurisdictions that no longer want to participate in Secure Communities, which allows federal immigration authorities to use fingerprints to scan those arrested by local […]

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NIIC and ICE Detainer Policy

Written by Madelyn Peterson ’13 Annie Benson addresses us with a sharp focus from behind her thick-rimmed glasses. Each word from her mouth is efficient and rapid; her hands move with deliberation and strength. Her intensity is complimented by a joyful flair and an ease of laughter that reveal her compassion and ardor for her […]

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American University Radio: Latinos Decry ‘Secure Communities’ In D.C

American University Radio: Latinos Decry ‘Secure Communities’ In D.C

Secure Communities poses a problem for domestic abuse cases among undocumented immigrants. Washington D.C. Refuses to Participate in the program. Report By: Patrick Madden // October 11, 2011         source http://wamu.org/news/11/10/11/latinos_decry_secure_communities_in_dc

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