The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the Immigration Justice Clinic of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law released the following documents which the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) re-produced to plaintiffs this week pursuant to Judge Schira A. Scheindlin’s July 11, 2011 order. Judge Scheindlin’s court order, which required ICE and DHS to re-produce documents that had previously been excessively redacted, can be seen if you click here.
To see the press release regarding today’s document release please click here.
An index of the documents released is included in each of the zip files below and can be seen here.
NDLON and a National Community Advisory Commission published “RESTORING COMMUNITY: A National Community Advisory Report on ICE’s Failed “Secure Communities” Program,” an authoritative report on the failed Secure Communities program. Download available here or it can be read online below.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT: http://altopolimigra.com/s-comm-shadow-report/
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REPORT (PDF)
ICE is notifying state governors of their decision. Below is a letter from ICE to the Governor of Delaware, along with a FAQ from ICE about Secure Communities.
Letter to Governor Jack Markell of Delaware
Attachment to Letter – ICE FAQ on Secure Communities
Full Letter from NDLON, Cardozo Immigration Justice Law Clinic and CCR to the Office of the Inspector General of the Dept. of Homeland Security (PDF)
Dear Inspector General Edwards and Assistant Inspector General Richards:
…Enclosed are three disks containing documents we received through FOIA litigation, which we share as a resource for your investigation. This letter provides a guide to key documents…We have organized the letter and key documents according to topics we believe are essetnial to any thorough review of Secure Communities: (A) racial profiling, (B) the opt-out controversy and the legal authority to compel local participation, (C) the expansion of Secure Communities beyond its stated target of serious criminals, (D) privacy concerns and the role of the FBI, (E) impact on vulnerable populations, (F) costs at the state and local level, (G) the role of sub-contractors, and (H) the significance of modifications announced by ICE on June 17, 2011…”
Three letters urging Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to halt and/or end participation in Secure Communities: