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.

Remember when we reported that DHS was in cahoots with the FBI re: the Secure Communities (S-Comm) Program, and how S-Comm was a stepping stone for a more invasive program that the FBI is calling their “Next Generation Initiative?”

The federal program “Secure Communities,” a subtle but potentially far-ranging change in immigration policy, has been implemented in Pacific County. As noted by Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson, “I got an e-mail from ICE notifying me that the Secure Communities implementation for Pacific County would occur on July 19.

Massachusetts State Representative Ryan Fattman thinks that if you’re an undocumented victim of a crime, you better be afraid to come forward – even if you’re an undocumented victim of rape.

Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) announced that his state will not participate in the federal government’s failed “Secure Communities” deportation program.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that he is suspending his state’s participation in the ineffective Secure Communities deportation program based on concerns over its impact on community policing and public safety.

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced that New York will “suspend” its participation in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) controversial Secure Communities program

A group of 38 state lawmakers sent a letter to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday urging him to remove New York from a national program that has been a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement efforts.

House Democrats temporarily derailed a key GOP-backed plan Friday night that aimed to crack down on illegal immigration in Texas by requiring local police to enforce federal immigration laws.