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No S-Comm in New York! Come Protest Next Monday, May 14, 2012!

Keep New York Safe from ICE’s Deportation Machine! No S-Comm in New York! Join Us to Protest ICE’s May 15 Activation of its Mass Deportation Program in NY

WHEN: Monday May 14, 2012, 12pm-2pm

WHERE: 26 Federal Plaza New York, NY

Under S-Comm, local law enforcement send fingerprints of arrestees to the Department of Homeland Security database. This program will push even more immigrants into the unjust detention and deportation system, On June 1, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo suspended S-Comm in New York. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just announced that it would be activating its fundamentally flawed S-Comm program throughout the state on May 15. Join us in our call for an end to S-Comm!

Initial Sponsors: Immigrant Defense Project, Make the Road New York, New Sanctuary Coalition, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York State Working Group Against Deportation, New York Immigration Coalition

For more information, contact Michelle Fei at 484-466-6334 or [email protected]

Download flyer: English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)

ALTO a Las Comunidades Seguras Ahora!

No más deportaciones. La policia no debe cooperar con los agentes de inmigración

Protesta en contra de la implementación del “Comunidades Seguras” en Nueva York

Cuando:  Lunes, 14 Mayo 2012 12pm-2pm

Donde:  26 Federal Plaza New York, NY

Bajo el programa de “Comunidades Seguras,” la policía local envía las huellas digitales a bancos de información de las personas arrestadas. Este programa empujará a más inmigrantes dentro del sistema injusto de detención y deportación. En el 1 junio del 2011, el Gobernador Cuomo suspendió el programa de “Comunidades Seguras.” Pero la Migra anunció que el fallido programa se implementará a través del estado el 15 de mayo. Los invitamos a que se unan a parar este programa.

Auspiciado por (lista en formación): El Proyecto de Defensa al Inmigrante, Se Hace Camino NY, Grupo de Trabajo del Estado en Contra de las Deportaciones, Coalición de Inmigración en Nueva York, La Unión De Libertades Civiles de Nueva York.

Para más información: llame Michelle Fei al 484-466-6334 o [email protected]

Fact Sheet: Inadequacies in the DHS OIG Reports on S-Comm

Inadequacies in the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Reports on Secure Communities

On April 6, 2012, the OIG issued two reports about the controversial Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) program Secure Communities. The reports were written in response to an April 2011 request from Representative Zoe Lofgren. Unfortunately, despite taking nearly a year in its investigation, the OIG fails to address fundamental problems with S-Comm’s design and roll out.

View and download the full fact sheet by clicking here.

Petition: "End S-Comm! Don't Mend It"

End S-Comm, Don’t Mend it!

The Pledge:

I pledge to break ICE’s hold on my community and my country. I will continue to demand that the federal government end the in-Secure Communities program that has deported over 169,000 mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers, and threatened the public safety of us all. I will demand that my local and state governments refuse to be deportation pipelines. I will urge my local and state officials to adopt policies to deny ICE access to individuals and deny voluntary ICE holds requests. I will ask them to rebuild trust. I will not stop.

Sign the petition here:

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White House at 202-456-1111

Sample Script:

“My name is [insert name]. I am calling from [insert city, state]. I know that the Administration is announcing changes to the “Secure Communities” deportation program any day now. I want to ask the Administration to “end, not mend” this controversial program. S-Comm has damaged public safety, created fear in our communities, and deported thousands of our family members and friends. We urge the President to abandon his legacy of deportation and end the program immediately.”

Letter to Office of Inspector General, US Dept of Justice from FOIA Plaintiffs

On August 17, 2011, plaintiffs in the suit NDLON v. ICE sent the following letter to OIG office of the DOJ.

“Dear Acting Inspector General Schnedar:

We write on behalf of the National DAy Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law SChool Immigration Justice Clinic (the Clinic) to request that your office conduct an investigation into the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Secure Communities program. As described below, such an investigation is urgently needed to provide transparency and oversight of the FBI’s role in this controversial program. A DOJ OIG investigation would complement the audit currently being conducted by the DHS Office of Inspector General.”

Read the full letter (PDF) by clicking here.