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Via @TheCCR: ICE’s Spin Cannot Obscure Truth About “Secure Communities” Program

September 2, 2010

via the Center for Constitutional Rights:

Rights Groups’ Advocacy Leads to Critical ICE Admissions and Breakthroughs Related to the Flawed Program

In a document dated August 17, 2010, ICE purports to “set the record straight” on the Secure Communities (S-Comm) program. But ICE’s spin cannot alter the reality and, in fact, this new document contains critical admissions and breakthroughs prompted by community advocacy and federal litigation.

  • ICE has finally admitted that the majority of persons targeted and deported through S-Comm will never be dangerous criminals.
  • ICE has finally announced a procedure for local jurisdictions to request to opt out of the problematic S-Comm program.

Read the rest of the response memorandum here (download PDF).

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