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Federal officials cut back on 287(g), promote Secure Communities

We have talked about the 287(g) program before, but certainly not on the same scale as Secure Communities. The two programs work towards the same end -- identifying illegal immigrants and deporting them accordingly -- but in different ways. 287(g) partners federal and local agencies by training certain local officers to carry out federal immigration [...]

By |2018-04-17T16:48:36+00:00December 27th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Federal officials cut back on 287(g), promote Secure Communities

Los Angeles sheriff accused of barring immigrants right to bail

Secure Communities has been wrapped up in many controversies since its inception. The mandate that allows local and federal to share fingerprints and criminal information so as to target undocumented immigrants for deportation has accidentally flagged U.S. citizens and obstructed basic civil rights of people before; and now, it could be indirectly involved in another [...]

By |2018-03-23T16:36:05+00:00October 19th, 2012|Categories: Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Los Angeles sheriff accused of barring immigrants right to bail

California unlikely to allow a license-plate sharing system

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is considering a new immigration database that would allow local police departments and federal officials to share license plate information. California residents likely will not have to worry about such a system showing up in our state, given the imminent arrival of the new TRUST Act -- however, if it [...]

By |2018-04-13T18:15:24+00:00July 12th, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on California unlikely to allow a license-plate sharing system

Secure Communities protestors face deportation following arrests

The Secure Communities program is under fire again. Last week a group of people who oppose the controversial law - which allows local authorities to send an arrested person's fingerprints to Immigration and Customs Enforcement - sang and chanted outside a San Bernardino field office for the Department of Homeland Security. The protestors were mostly [...]

By |2018-04-26T16:39:29+00:00February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Secure Communities protestors face deportation following arrests

New bill may limit time in detention for undocumented arrestees

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano will soon introduce a bill into California's state Assembly that would attempt to counter the Secure Communities program run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under the Secure Communities program, law enforcement officers must forward the fingerprints of everyone arrested to immigration authorities. If those federal authorities then discover an arrestee entered [...]

By |2018-04-26T16:33:57+00:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New bill may limit time in detention for undocumented arrestees

Federal authorities institute hotline as resource for detainees

We have talked about the Secure Communities program in this blog before, a controversial law that allows local and state authorities to request extended periods of detainment for suspects who they believe are not legal U.S. citizens. In response to the criticisms of the program and deportation laws of its kind, federal immigration officials are [...]

By |2018-03-28T14:02:54+00:00December 30th, 2011|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Federal authorities institute hotline as resource for detainees

Secure Communities program detains US citizens in Los Angeles

Under a contentious immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities, at least four U.S. citizens have been illegally detained in Los Angeles since November according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The deportation program began in 2008 and is a coordinated effort of local, state and federal authorities to identify and deport convicts who have committed serious crimes. [...]

By |2018-03-23T15:42:08+00:00December 21st, 2011|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Secure Communities program detains US citizens in Los Angeles