Swept Up By S-Comm

Immigrants Rights are Civil Rights

Gov. Brewer, Heed Your Own Advice

By Alessandra Soler, ACLU of Arizona at 11:30am

Several weeks ago, when Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay Senate Bill 1062, she urged us to "turn the ugliness of the debate … into a renewed search for greater respect and understanding." She cited "non-discrimination" as a core value among Arizonans...

Keep  New York Out of S-Comm

Keep New York Out of S-Comm

By Udi Ofer at 3:45pm

Editor’s Note: This is the last of five blogs in a series focusing on firsthand experiences with Secure Communities from across the country.

In June 2011, New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo suspended our state’s involvement…

California's Opt-Out: The Burden of S-Comm on U.S. Citizens in California

California's Opt-Out: The Burden of S-Comm on U.S. Citizens in California

By Tiffany Tiffany Mok, ACLU California Legislative Office at 6:17pm

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of five blogs in a series focusing on firsthand experiences with Secure Communities from across the country.

Most graduate students are known to spend nights in numerous places — libraries, cubicles…

ICE's Mess in Massachusetts

ICE's Mess in Massachusetts

By Laura Rotolo, ACLU of Massachusetts at 5:42pm

Over the last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has played out a miniature version of its catastrophic national strategy on Secure Communities in my home state.

Detain First, Investigate Later: How U.S. Citizens Are Unlawfully Detained Under S-Comm

Detain First, Investigate Later: How U.S. Citizens Are Unlawfully Detained Under S-Comm

By Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California at 3:32pm

Detain first, investigate later — that is Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s mantra when it comes to its Secure Communities program.

D.C. Says No to S-Comm: City's Mayor and Council Take Bold Steps to Protect Immigrant Community

D.C. Says No to S-Comm: City's Mayor and Council Take Bold Steps to Protect Immigrant Community

By Johnny Barnes, ACLU of the Nation's Capitol at 3:39pm

Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. city council rejected Secure Communities, saying they would not allow the DHS to federalize the D.C. police department.

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