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ICE's October 2nd Mandatory Memo Released

Jan 9th, 20122 Comments

January 9, 2012—Today, NDLON, CCR and Cardozo Immigrant Justice Clinic released a 9-page legal memo from the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency dated October 2, 2010, just days before Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Secure Communities would no longer be considered a voluntary program. The memo reversed the position of ICE, stated in an earlier memo, that making Secure Communities mandatory would raise constitutional concerns.

Click here to read a summary and explanation of the memo.

Click here to read the ICE “Voluntary Memo.”

Click here to read the newly released “Mandatory Memo.”

Warren Report: Secure Communities by the Numbers

Oct 18th, 20114 Comments

On October 19, 2011, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy of the University of California-Berkley, released its report titled “Secure Communities by the Numbers: An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process” on Secure Communities. Secure Communities, or S-Comm, is an immigration enforcement program launched in 2008 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which utilizes local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration laws, largely through the data sharing of fingerprint records. The program was advanced in secrecy despite significant public outcry over its devastating effects on communities, costs to local police and reports that crime victims feared coming forward due to the program.

The report relies on data from federal agencies obtained following Freedom of Information Act litigation brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), along with the National DayLaborer Organizing Network (NDLON), and the Immigration Justice Clinic of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

You can read the Warren Report here, and to read our guide to the report by following this link: CCR-NDLON Guide to Warren Institute SComm Report.

"Dangerous Merger" Primer: Corrupting the Criminal Justice System for Immigration Enforcement

Apr 28th, 2010No Comments

Dangerous merger: Corrupting the Criminal Justice System for Immigration Enforcement

Why pouring billions of dollars into CAP, 287(g), and Secure Communities subverts the criminal justice system, erodes due process, and makes us less safe.

Click here to download the PDF.

From the Immigrant Justice Network.