"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.