Tuesday, May 8, 2012
From the National Immigration Law Center:
ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY
How the Long-Awaited S-Comm “Reforms” Are Designed to Fail
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), on April 27, 2012, issued its response to findings and recommendations made by the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Task Force on Secure Communities. This response comes more than seven months after the task force issued its recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on how to reform Secure Communities (S-Comm), and after ICE, which is part of DHS, has activated S-Comm in nearly double the number of jurisdictions that were participating in S-Comm when the task force issued its report. Despite the time spent deliberating the task force’s recommendations, ICE remains unwilling to truly examine and reform this failed program and has not taken seriously even the task force’s modest recommendations. The following is an examination of the task force’s recommendations and ICE’s—and the Obama administration’s—disappointing response. Click here.