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In order to stop the California TRUST Act which had gained widespread support, Immigration Customs Enforcement's Director John Morton went as far as to blackmail the Governor of California into vetoing the TRUST Act. When advocates asked the governors office why Brown vetoed the bill, the staff responded that they had received a call from John Morton Director of ICE saying that if Brown doesn't veto the TRUST Act that California would essentially go back to the old days in reference to immigration raids and more overt enforcement. California would have been the first state in which the impact of "Secure Communities" would be significantly reduced by not honoring immigration detainers. Jonathan Perez: ICE Director John Morton Kills The TRUST Act. Jonathan Perez: ICE Director John Morton Kills The TRUST Act.
LA Won't Comply With Secure Communities: The California Report | The California Report
The Administration Deports Record Number of Illegal Immigrants The Administration Deports Record Number of Illegal Immigrants The Obama administration deported a record number of illegal immigrants for the fourth year in a row, according to the numbers released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). In fiscal year 2012, 409,849 people were removed from the country. That’s 13,000 more compared to the previous year.
Laura E. Enriquez: Deportations and Immigration Enforcement: It's Not All Obama's Fault As the election draws near, candidates are going head to head to fight for the Latino vote. While Obama retains 73 percent of Latino registered voters, Republican campaign materials have tried to highlight his weak stance on immigration, citing his inaction on immigration reform and rising deportation numbers. While the number of deportations have in fact risen, we have to think about this more thoroughly. Laura E. Enriquez: Deportations and Immigration Enforcement: It's Not All Obama's Fault
By Nancy LofholmThe Denver Post Posted: 10/25/2012 10:15:34 AM MDT|Updated: about a year ago A watchdog group that has been tracking records from Immigration and Customs Enforcement has filed suit after being turned down for more than two years in an attempt to gain access to information about detention of immigrants. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse filed suit this week under the Freedom on Information Act requesting that ICE turn over complete records for hundreds of immigration detention centers across the country. ICE sued for not turning over detention records ICE sued for not turning over detention records
Immigration-rights advocates are criticizing Gov. Jerry Brown for signing what they called a hollow, symbolic bill while vetoing one of the most closely watched pieces of immigration legislation in the country. The bill that Brown signed, which lets some young immigrants have driver's licenses, allows nothing beyond what is permitted under a new federal program granting a two-year reprieve from deportation. But the bill that the governor vetoed -- the so-called Trust Act -- would have barred local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal authorities in detaining suspected illegal immigrants, except in the cases of serious or violent crime. "Gov. Brown waited until the eleventh hour to veto the most ... impactful bill that would bring tremendous relief for the immigrant community," said Carlos Amador of Dream Team Los Angeles. Immigration-rights advocates criticize Gov. Brown's veto of Trust Act Immigration-rights advocates criticize Gov. Brown's veto of Trust Act
Op-Ed: Pass the TRUST Act and Restore Faith in Police Op-Ed: Pass the TRUST Act and Restore Faith in Police By JONATHAN BIBRIESCA, Orange County Dream Team - 09/28/2012, 06:56PM / Updated 10/11/2013, 06:14PM When we're young, teachers instruct us that police are there for us if we ever face serious problems. Our civics classes teach us that they're sworn to protect and serve. But for undocumented immigrants in California, seeing the police can mean the opposite: fear of deportation, losing jobs and being taken from loved ones. We've been taught to avoid the police at all costs since any interaction with the police could result in an encounter with federal immigration authorities. Last week, however, my organization, Orange County Dream Team -- a group that advocates for undocumented students -- decided to go to the doorstep of the nearby police department.
Michael Weiler, S.J.: California's TRUST Act Would Advance Social Justice, Uphold Core Religious Ideals Co-authored by Bishop Marc Andrus, Rabbi Sharon Brous and Bishop Mark W. Holmerud Every week, in diverse congregations across California, pastors face a painful task: consoling the children and relatives of aspiring citizens who have been ripped away from their families by deportation. Michael Weiler, S.J.: California's TRUST Act Would Advance Social Justice, Uphold Core Religious Ideals
TRUST Act Vetoed: California Gov. Jerry Brown Calls Limits On Immigration Enforcement 'Flawed' TRUST Act Vetoed: California Gov. Jerry Brown Calls Limits On Immigration Enforcement 'Flawed' WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill late Sunday to make California the "anti-Arizona" on immigration enforcement, after a long fight that took the bill into the national spotlight as a possible rebuke to a program the Obama administration has made key to its effort to remove undocumented immigrants. Brown did not announce his decision on the bill until close to midnight, Pacific time, as part of a spate of bills -- including one he did sign to allow driver licenses for some young undocumented immigrants -- that Brown needed to address before the end of September. Even a few hours before, advocates weren't sure which way it would go, but in the end Brown ruled it "fatally flawed." The TRUST Act, which was originally introduced by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, would have limited the state's law enforcement's interactions with federal immigration enforcement efforts.
U.S. Citizen Sues FBI for Labeling Him 'Deportable' Under S-Comm U.S. Citizen Sues FBI for Labeling Him 'Deportable' Under S-Comm U.S. Citizen Sues FBI for Labeling Him 'Deportable' Under S-Comm La Opinión, News Report, Posted: Jul 10, 2012 An editorial in La Opinión makes the case against the national fingerprint program Secure Communities. Mistakenly labeling a U.S. citizen as "deportable" because of flaws in the database is just the beginning, editors write.
Record Number of Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog
Immigration fingerprint program now statewide
De Blasio to Dept of Justice: "Secure Communities" will make NYC Less Secure | NYC Public Advocate
Mother of all flawed immigration policies  Mary Altaffer/AP Immigrants demonstrate against Secure Communities program during a rally last summer. The controversial program is expected to be activated across New York State on Tuesday. The announcement came just in time for Mother’s Day: Secure Communities, the arbitrary and despised Department of Homeland Security program that requires states to identify immigrants for deportation, is expected to be activated across New York State, including in New York City, on Tuesday. In a brave gesture Gov. Mother of all flawed immigration policies 
ICE to Expand Secure Communities Program in Mass. and N.Y. - NYTimes.com Obama administration officials have announced that a contentious fingerprinting program to identify illegal immigrants will be extended across Massachusetts and New York next week, expanding federal enforcement efforts despite opposition from the governors and immigrant groups in those states. In blunt e-mails sent Tuesday to officials and the police in the two states, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the program, Secure Communities, would be activated “in all remaining jurisdictions” this Tuesday. Last June, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts declined to sign an agreement with the immigration agency to expand Secure Communities beyond a pilot program in the Boston area since 2006.
ICE ignores MA governor’s objections, implements Secure Communities program By End the Lie Governor Deval Patrick (second from right) (Image credit: Office of Governor Patrick) In yet another example of the federal government trampling on state’s rights – a battle which has recently surfaced most visibly in the fight against states’ legal medical marijuana programs which has turned into a war on the patients themselves and even their children – U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that they will completely ignore Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick’s objections and implement the so-called Secure Communities program. ICE informed leaders of local law enforcement that they would be implementing the program in coming days via email on May 8, with plants to begin the federal/state biometric data sharing program on May 15. For those who are unaware, the Secure Communities program is part of a much larger biometric information collection program which is going on nation-wide, centralizing data in the hands of federal agencies.
The Massachusetts version of Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has something to celebrate. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, the man who brought low tech chain gangs to Massachusetts in 1999 and who (unsuccessfully) this year pushed Dickensian legislation to make inmates pay rent of $5 per day called the ICE announcement that it would implement high tech “Secure Communities” statewide in Massachusetts on May 15 “great news for law enforcement and citizens.” But law enforcement and citizens of Massachusetts: Be warned! The “Secure Communities” (S-Comm) program may be targeting immigrant communities, but it potentially affects everyone. Here’s why. S-Comm is a program of biometric data collection and database interoperability. How “Secure Communities” makes us all insecure
Secure Communities Costs Los Angeles County More Than $26 Million A Year: Report WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles County is spending more than $26 million a year to hold undocumented immigrants under a federal immigration enforcement initiative, individuals it would otherwise release, according to a report on Thursday. Critics say that demonstrates the high cost of the program, in which some local governments would rather not participate. The report by Justice Strategies found that the cost of Secure Communities, a cooperative program between local police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is steep mainly because jails hold suspected undocumented immigrants are held an average of 20 days longer at ICE's request than they otherwise would. The advocacy group examined public records from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provided to the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. Extending those numbers statewide, Justice Strategies estimates that California taxpayers spend $65 million each year to detain immigrants for ICE.
California’s ‘anti-Arizona’ immigration bill on way to governor’s desk Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images People wait in line outside a California Department of Motor Vehicles office in Los Angeles on February 13, 2009. The agency is taking on a big task this year: Preparing special driver’s licenses that unauthorized immigrants may begin applying for next January 1.
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ICE Ignores MA Governor’s Objections, Implements Secure Communities Program :
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Secure Communities program official in Mass.
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At Worcester County jail, Brown argues for Secure Communities in state
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"ICE Cannot Reform Itself... There is No Suitable Solution for the Program Other Than its Termination"
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Whitewashing S-Comm's Immigration Enforcement Failures
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Activists: Both 287g and Secure Communities must go - Univision
287 (g) immigration program on chopping block - News14.com
Baltimore's mayor says thanks-but-no-thanks to ICE "Secure Communities" enforcement by city police
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Boughton Favors Starting 'Secure Communities' Program - Danbury, CT Patch
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Over 80 Civil Rights Organizations Call on FBI to End Facilitation of ICE's "Secure Communities" Deportation Program
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Malloy agrees Secure Communities program needs caution | www.tribunact.com | Tribuna
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Immigration Watch International (2)
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ICE Official: 'Draconian' To Suspend Secure Communities Over Profiling Investigation
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In the current Immigration Debate and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
AFL Calls for Suspension of Secure Communities | Turning the Tide
CAIR Coalition’s Executive Director Testifies in Support of DC Bill to Limit Impact of Secure Communities | CAIR Coalition