The secure communities program is a key part of a GOP strategy to mass-deport the 11 million mostly-innocent undocumented immigrants in the United States
By Mahwish Khan
the Secure Communities program have been for non-criminals or those charged with misdemeanors -- not the violent criminals the program has purported to prioritize.”
But it's not only that.
The secure communities program is a key part of a GOP strategy to mass-deport the 11 million mostly-innocent undocumented immigrants in the United States (though the program was supposedly created to focus on criminals). More responsible police departments worry that involvement will make community policing harder. It also keeps undocumented immigrants in the shadows, and discourages them from reporting crime. Moreover, it's another two steps back for an administration that has vowed to fix our broken immigration system.
As for ICE, what more can we expect from an agency that has agents who stake-out elementary schools and strip-search mothers in front of their children? This is just further proof that ICE is a rogue agency, that DHS needs to rethink immigration policy, and that the administration needs to focus less on immigration enforcement and more on finding solutions that actually work.
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