Latinos Bear Brunt of 'Secure Communities' Arrests

"A deportation program that is central to the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement strategy has led disproportionately to the removal of Latino immigrants and to arrests by immigration authorities of hundreds of United States citizens, according to a report by two law schools...

Report: Secure Communities Encourages Racial Profiling, Lack of Due Process

"In “ Secure Communities by the Numbers : An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process,” authors Aarti Kohli, Peter Markowitz and Lisa Chavez found that the program has expanded so fast that due process is being overlooked, legal access is non-existent for many, Latinos are being...

Report: Thousands Of U.S. Citizens Arrested By ICE

"One of the most disturbing findings in our research is that 1.6% of cases we analyzed were U.S. citizens and all were apprehended by ICE. If we extrapolate that number to the 226,694 cumulative administrative arrests and/or bookings into ICE custody from Secure Communities’ inception, then...

Report: Fearing Police Links to ICE, Latinos Less Likely to Report Crimes

"Many Latinos say they are less likely than before to report crimes because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws, leading to a sharp increase in deportations, according to a new study. About 44% of Latinos surveyed said they were less likely now to contact police...

Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community

"The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, today released a report, " Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community ," in conjunction with the Mexican...