Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Secure Communities Hearing Today

From the Immigration Policy Center:

The Secure Communities Program: Unanswered Questions and Continuing Concerns

Washington D.C. - Today, the House Immigration Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the controversial Secure Communities program.  In advance of the hearing, IPC has updated The Secure Communities Program: Unanswered Questions and Continuing Concerns, which provides expert analysis of the Secure Communities program and recommendations for its improvement.

Initiated in 2008, Secure Communities is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program designed to identify immigrants in U.S. jails who are deportable under immigration law.  ICE plans to implement Secure Communities in every state and local jail across the country by 2013. However, there are a wide range of ongoing concerns with the program that have not been answered to date. This paper describes the Secure Communities program, identifies concerns about the program’s design and implementation, and makes recommendations for the future of the program.

To view this special report in its entirety, visit:

The Secure Communities Program: Unanswered Questions and Continuing Concerns (IPC Special Report, updated November, 2011)

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