Federal judge orders release of key document on ICE's 'Secure Communities' program by Nov. 1

Federal judge orders release of key document on ICE's 'Secure Communities' program by Nov. 1

"A federal judge has ordered the release of a document expected to show why the U.S. government ended up mandating a program for identifying deportable immigrants after they’ve been detained.  U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered the government late Monday to turn over a key memorandum by Nov. 1 to civil rights groups and immigrant advocates who had included it in a Freedom of Information Act request.  The memo was expected to explain why a program known as Secure Communities was optional for states and municipalities through at least the beginning of 2010, but became mandatory by the end of that year." - Associated Press, Oct. 25, 2011.