Hearing on Secure Communities Act: July 12


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Hearing on Secure Communities Act

Date:   MONDAY July 12, 2010
Time:  4:00 PM (gathering time)
Location:   Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, ROOM 500

To testify at the hearing contact Mackenzie Baris at 202-974-8224 by noon on Friday

Real Community Safety, YES!    Fear and Criminalization, No!

The District of Columbia has helped spark a national movement in being the first city in the nation to reject the falsely named and dangerous Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s “Secure Communities” program. Last month the DC council unanimously introduced legislation to stop the program and on Monday July 12 we again come together to push for the passage of this unprecedented act. Be part of history. Be there.

In November 2009, the DC Metropolitan Police Department signed an agreement to forward fingerprint information of arrested individuals (U.S. Citizen and Non-U.S. Citizens) to a database that will notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about the arrestee’s immigration status regardless whether the person is guilty or innocent or the arrest is later deemed unlawful. The program is antithetical to community policing and the core promise of our justice system.

Sponsored by: SEIU 32BJ, The Latino Federation, DC Jobs with Justice, Empower DC, Latino Action Coalition of DC, National Capitol ACLU, Different Avenues, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Rights Working Group, DC Latino Caucus, The Latino Association of Mt Pleasant, Mil Mujeres Legal Services, Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, CARECEN, DC, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, LIUNA United Construction Workers and over 100 community and civil rights organizations