Know Your Rights
‘Secure Communities” is a national immigration enforcement program that targets noncitizens who are arrested by the police. On June 5, 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “switched on” the program in the District of Columbia.
In response, the Mayor and the District of Columbia passed laws and policies to limit ICE’s cooperation with District of Columbia law enforcement agencies, such as the DC Metropolitan Police or the Department of Corrections. These laws and policies will protect DC residents from aggressive immigration enforcement and ensure that District local law enforcement agencies focus on public safety, not federal immigration enforcement.
How do these policies protect you?