Police Chiefs: DHS to 'Reboot' Secure Communities

Police Chiefs: DHS to 'Reboot' Secure Communities

"Several municipal police chiefs who attended a meeting at the White House said that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson indicated he was planning to revamp the program, known as Secure Communities. ... Johnson is conducting an internal review of the administration’s immigration enforcement policies at the request of President Obama, who has been under increasing pressure from advocates to stem deportations.  Johnson told the police chiefs that “Secure Communities had a false start and a lot of people did not understand what it is,” said Art Acevedo, the police chief of Austin.  “The sense I got is that we are going to see a reboot of Secure Communities, and once that comes out, you’ll see a singular focus in state and local counties on violent criminals.”  The police chiefs said Johnson did not say when he will announce the results of his review or potential changes." - Washington Post, May 13, 2014.