The Issues

Secure Communities

by Mahwish Khan on 08/25/2011

Originally touted as an enforcement program that would only be used to deport serious criminals, Secure Communities is instead resulting in local police doubling as immigration agents.  Because the majority of people deported under the program have either been convicted of minor offenses, such as traffic violations, or don’t have any criminal record at all, it has further damaged trust between immigrants and police.

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