In a time enforcement programs like Secure Communities are splitting apart families, and anti-immigrant legislation — like HB 56 and SB 1070 — are assisting in the GOP strategy of “self-deportation”, Baltimore City’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is heeding fair warnings and going down a different path.
The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division just released the long-awaited results of its investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department. Sheriff Joe’s tactics may have been headline-grabbing, but they have caused serious harm to his community and the people he swore an oath to protect and serve.
Over the past several months, the controversy around DHS’ Secure Communities deportation program has grown exponentially as advocates for immigrants and victims of crime, state governors and law enforcement professionals, and even a DHS-appointed task force arrived at a serious conclusion…
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a moment on Wednesday to question a congressional witness about how he moved to the United States from Mexico, after the former police chief mentioned in his testimony that he is an immigrant.
The DHS Task Force on Homeland Security issued its report this week, showing a deeply flawed program. Arturo Venegas resigned from the Task Force, noting, “I believe that Secure Communities is a deeply flawed program and that, in its current form, it is undermining public safety.”
After a long, hot summer of protests and lawsuits, Alabama’s tough new immigration law is scheduled to begin taking effect this week.
Alabama law enforcement agencies aren’t ready to enforce certain provisions of the new immigration law that go into effect Thursday.The bill signed by Gov. Robert Bentley requires agencies to begin checking the status of suspected illegal immigrants during normal traffic stops.
Local and national immigration experts spoke on a call with reporters to relate stories and highlight concerns that Secure Communities and other police-immigration collaboration efforts are destroying the relationship between police and immigrants and making communities across the country less safe.
His name is Antonio Diaz Chacon, he’s a New Mexico resident, he is 23, he is a hero, and he is undocumented. Before last week Monday, Diaz had not known the feeling of being a hero of a small town. That was until a 6-year-old girl in Albuquerque was abducted as she walked home on a suburban street.
On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security unilaterally cancelled its Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) on Secure Communities (S-COMM), an immigration enforcement program of the Obama administration that was sold to state governments as a way to identify and deport serious criminals.