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Police Chiefs File Amicus Brief in Support of Executive Action

Twelve states filed an amicus brief supporting President Obama’s recent executive action today, and a number of law enforcement officials from around the country did the same, bolstering the fact that Obama’s immigration action is a common-sense practice that has a long history of precedent. The law enforcement amicus brief was filed by the Major … Continue reading »

Former NY, LA Police Commissioner Bill Bratton: Immigration Reform is "Long Overdue"

As part of their continuing series of “Bibles, Badges, and Business” events, the Forging a New Consensus project of the National Immigration Forum today held a press conference with Bill Bratton, the former Police Commissioner to both the Los Angeles and New York Police Departments.  In the midst of continuing Republican insistence that the border … Continue reading »

The Difference in Police Leadership on Immigration and Civil Rights

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.

Former Sacramento Police Chief Venegas Resigns From S-COMM Task Force; Report Shows Flawed Program

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.”

How Secure Communities, ICE and Border Patrol Undermine Public Safety

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.