Resistance to Secure Communities

A Comprehensive Timeline of the Secure Communities Program
Explore how the Obama Administration fast-tracked the controversial Secure Communities program and the growing resistance towards it.
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Immigrant Criminalization

Deportation Nation: A Timeline Of Immigrant Criminalization
Learn how the U.S. immigration system came to focus on enforcement. See exclusive video interviews with a legal historian and an immigration expert as well as featured photos, documents and useful links.
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Round-Up: New Deportation Guidelines Announced During Week of Heated Secure Communities Hearings

Monday, August 22, 2011
This week the Obama Administration announced new guidelines to unclog the immigration courts by allowing low-priority immigrant offenders to remain in the country and apply for a work permit. The announcement was made during a series of heated Secure Communities hearings where advocates are calling for the termination of the program. A NY judge also forced ICE to re-release hundreds of documents unredacted. Here's your look at last week's top immigration news.

ICE Says Secure Communities Will Stay Active Even if States Opt-Out

Friday, August 5, 2011
ICE says it has decided to "terminate" contracts with states for its increasingly unpopular Secure Communities program. But that doesn't mean the data-sharing enforcement program will stop.

Secure Communities to Play Role in Massive FBI-Biometric Database System

Thursday, July 7, 2011
New documents released Wednesday assert that ICE’s controversial Secure Communities program is just a small part of a bigger effort by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to create the “world’s largest crime-fighting computer database of biometric information, including fingerprints, palm prints, iris patterns and face images” called Next Generation Identification (NGI) project.

Secure Communities 101 Infographic Added

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We added an infographic to our multimedia section. It explains how the Secure Communities program works, the technical process beyond the computer, and provides ICE’s most recent submission/deportation statistics.