DHS Budget: 287(g) Down, 'Secure Communities' & E-Verify Up

DHS Budget: 287(g) Down, 'Secure Communities' & E-Verify Up

"A fiscal year 2013 budget brief released by Homeland Security today has some details on the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement priorities, and one of the losers is the federal-local partnership known as 287(g).  The administration is proposing a budget reduction of $17 million up front, and the document suggests a gradual phase-out in favor of Secure Communities, which is described as “more consistent, efficient and cost effective.” ... Another enforcement winner is E-Verify, the online employee status-check program that is mandatory nationwide, but which several states have written into anti-illegal immigration laws as mandatory for employers." - Leslie Berestein Rojas, Multi-American, Feb. 13, 2012.