Immigration Law

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 disproportionately detained and, perhaps most damning, thousands of U.S. citizens have been picked up.  The Warren Institute found that 1.6 percent of the cases they examined — the court ordered DHS to turn over a sampling of 1,650 cases — were filed against citizens. Extrapolated, that translated into 3,600 U.S. citizens being arrested through Secure Communities." - Ralph De La Cruz, FCIR, Oct. 20, 2011.