New Developments in S-Comm and Next Generation Identification

New Developments in S-Comm and Next Generation Identification

Aug 2nd, 2012

New Developments in Secure Communities and the Next Generation Identification Initiative Advocates Confront FBI about its Role in Massive Deportation Program In June, advocates traveled […]

Press Release: Precedent-Setting Ruling in E-FOIA Case (CCR)

Press Release: Precedent-Setting Ruling in E-FOIA Case (CCR)

Jul 16th, 2012

Court Orders FBI, DHS and ICE to Lift “Veil of Secrecy” and Comply With Freedom of Information Act

“Sort of True” Still “Good Enuf” for ICE: Newly Disclosed Documents Confirm ICE Detainers are Voluntary, Suggest ICE Misled Public About Costs of Compliance

“Sort of True” Still “Good Enuf” for ICE: Newly Disclosed Documents Confirm ICE Detainers are Voluntary, Suggest ICE Misled Public About Costs of Compliance

Jul 6th, 2012

Newly disclosed internal documents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) repeatedly describe immigration detainers as voluntary “requests” and confirm that there is no “procedure[] to force a[ local law enforcement agency] to honor detainers.”

Newly Obtained Documents Reveal Secure Communities Program Leads to Deportations of People Who Have Never Been Arrested, Despite Objection of California Department of Justice (PR)

Newly Obtained Documents Reveal Secure Communities Program Leads to Deportations of People Who Have Never Been Arrested, Despite Objection of California Department of Justice (PR)

Jul 3rd, 2012

Today, advocates released emails from the FBI and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) that show that ICE’s controversial Secure Communities deportation program is sweeping in individuals who have never been criminally arrested, despite objections raised by the California Department of Justice.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Refuses to Sign onto S-Comm (Boston Herald)

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Refuses to Sign onto S-Comm (Boston Herald)

Jun 6th, 2011No Comments

A backpedaling Gov. Deval Patrick refused to sign onto a national security program — already in place in Boston — that would target illegal immigrants who have already been arrested, citing concerns about its effectiveness and potential for racial profiling.

How a Democracy Works (NYT)

How a Democracy Works (NYT)

Jun 6th, 2011No Comments

Mr. Obama can bolster public safety by pulling the plug on Secure Communities, a program that sends fingerprints of everyone booked by state or local police to Department of Homeland Security databases to be checked for immigration violations. It was supposed to focus on dangerous felons, but the heavy majority of those it catches are noncriminals or minor offenders — more than 30 percent have no convictions for anything.

Former District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Suspension of the Flawed Secure Communities Program (PR)

Former District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Suspension of the Flawed Secure Communities Program (PR)

Jun 2nd, 2011No Comments

I strongly support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s courageous decision to suspend New York’s participation in Secure Communities pending a review of the program.

Cuomo Ends State’s Role in Checking Immigrants

Cuomo Ends State’s Role in Checking Immigrants

Jun 2nd, 2011No Comments

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday that he was suspending New York’s participation in a federal immigration enforcement plan that has drawn fire from immigrant advocates, civil liberties lawyers and elected officials in the state and around the country.

Chief Burbank Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Actions

Chief Burbank Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Actions

Jun 1st, 2011No Comments

“I applaud Governor Cuomo’s move to suspend New York State’s participation in the Federal Secure Communities Program.”