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10/27 in #NYC: Keeping Communities Safe? The Case For & Against #SComm as Immigration Enforcement Policy

October 15, 2011

The Vera Institute of Justice and New York Law School present a panel discussion:

“Keeping Communities Safe? The Case For and Against Secure Communities as Immigration Enforcement Policy”

Secure Communities is a federal program that seeks to realize U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement priorities by identifying and removing noncitizens who have been involved in criminal activities. Critics say that the program undermines trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement and has led to the deportation of thousands of people who have no record of committing serious crimes.

Please join Vera and New York Law School for a panel discussion featuring four speakers with differing perspectives on the program’s value and effects.

WHEN:  Thursday October 27, 2011

  • Reception  6–6:30 p.m.
  • Presentation and Q&A 6:30–8 p.m.

WHERE:  New York Law School, 185 West Broadway (at Leonard Street),  New York, NY 10013



  • Gary Mead, executive associate director of Enforcement and Removal Operations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Peter Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law and adjunct law professor, Yale Law School
  • David Soares, district attorney of Albany County, New York
  • Sunita Patel, staff attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights


This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. A valid photo ID is also required.

For more information, please call 212-376-3058 or write to

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