Across the country, counties are recognizing the damage to communities and public safety caused by police/ICE collaboration programs, such as “Secure Communities” or S-Comm. We’ve seen racial profiling and the diversion of scarce local resources when counties are coerced into conducting federal civil immigration enforcement. We’ve heard from families too afraid to approach police. And we’ve decided to end it. Counties, including Arlington, VA; Santa Clara County, CA; and San Francisco, CA have all voted to “opt-out” of ICE’s dangerous S-Comm program.
Unfortunately, Secretary Janet Napolitano has gone back on her word and is trying try stop counties from opting out of S-Comm.