Tag Archives: Secure Communities

Top Ten Immigration Wish List for 2012

 

Here is my Top Ten Immigration Wish List for 2012:

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Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio Kicked out of access to the Secure Communities program

 

DHS as of December 15, 2011 has terminated Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (“MCSO”’s) 287(g) jail model agreement and is restricting the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office access to the Secure Communities program.

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Secure Communities Program Also Snares U.S. Citizens

 

Bugs n the Secure Communities computer system have caused Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain U.S. citizens.

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Untangling DHS’ Record High Deportation Numbers

 

 It was another record breaking year for deportations, with DHS logging 396,906 removals during Fiscal Year 2011. While the raw number is not in doubt, its meaning is far from clear, according to the American Immigration Council. 

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Latinos See Obama ‘Betrayal’ On Immigration: Opportunity for Perry?

President Obama came into office with strong Latino support, having won two-thirds of the Latino vote, according to exit polls.  According to an arcitle in NPR, that support is beginning to erode.

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Transcript of Secretary Napolitano’s Remarks on Smart Effective Border Security and Immigration Enforcement

 

Here is the full transcript of United States Secretary of Homeland Security (“DHS”) Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Remarks on Smart Effective Border Security and Immigration Enforcement on October 5, 2011, at American University:

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Task Force Submits Recommendations on DHS’s Secure Communities Program

 

After tensions reached a boiling point regarding the Secure Communities program in June, ICE Director John Morton created a 20-member task force to address growing concerns. This week, that task force submitted its final recommendations in a report to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)

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In the Debate Over Immigration and Deportations, the Facts Matter–Rebuttal

The August 2011 White House Blog on immigration has an article by Cecilia Munoz, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.  “Fixing the broken immigration system so that it meets America’s economic and security needs has been and continues to be a priority for President Obama.”

See My Rebuttal:

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In Abrupt Shift, ICE Announces Secure Communities to be Imposed on States

In a late Friday announcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) declared that the memoranda of agreement (MOAs) previously executed with 42 states to implement the Secure Communities program were “terminated,” opining that no agreement with states or local law enforcement was necessary.

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Mayor Menino to withdraw Boston police from the federal Secure Communities program

In an abrupt turnaround, Mayor Thomas M. Menino has said he will withdraw Boston police from the federal Secure Communities program unless US federal immigration officials limit their deportation efforts to only those immigrants who have committed serious crimes.  Boston.com

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