TRAC, Apr. 25, 2018 - "Immediately upon assuming office, President Trump issued an Executive Order terminating what was known as the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) and "reinstat[ing] the immigration [enforcement] program known as 'Secure...
"Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety, deporting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them convicted criminals, a new study has concluded that the program has had “no...
"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement must turn over an internal memo
that could reveal the agency's legal justification for mandating the
so-called Secure Communities deportation program, a federal judge ruled. ... To "adopt a legal...
"Defendants are ordered to release the final version of the October 2 Memorandum, redacting only the final paragraph of page 3 and its accompanying footnote, which are covered by the deliberative process privilege. Defendants are also ordered to...
October 25, 2011, New York : "Last night, Judge Shira
Scheindlin ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency
to publicly disclose by November 1 a previously withheld internal
memorandum that advocates believe will shed light...
"We did not find evidence that ICE intentionally misled the public or States and local jurisdictions during implementation of Secure Communities. However, ICE did not clearly communicate to stakeholders the intent of Secure Communities and their...
On November 30, 2011 the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on
Immigration Policy and Enforcement [held] a hearing, "Is Secure
Communities Keeping Our Communities Secure?"
AILA Testimony to Immigration Subcommittee...
"Connecticut is poised to become the first state to limit its participation in the federal Secure Communities program, a controversial immigration policy that turns local police against communities they serve. But it is too late for one New Haven...
"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...
Please join us Thursday
evening, October 27, when the Vera Institute of Justice and New York Law
School present a panel discussion about Secure Communities .
Secure Communities is a federal
program that seeks to realize U.S. Immigration and...
"Cooperating with the federal government’s immigration enforcement agenda may be mandatory for local law enforcement, but localities are finding ways around the federal government’s programs. Last week northern California’s Santa...
"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...
"[U]ntil a more effective, and lawful, system is realized, city leaders
should not comply with this flawed program that diverts resources from
local law enforcement, compromises local officers’ ability to maintain
the trust of their communities...
"This paper describes the Secure Communities program, identifies concerns about the program’s design and implementation, and makes recommendations for the future of the program." - IPC, Nov. 30, 2011 .
"PEP isn’t a panacea for the severity of modern immigration law enforcement. Many migrants will still be sanctioned twice—once by the criminal justice system and a second time by the immigration law regime. Hundreds of thousands will...