A move by the Obama administration to phase out some federal agreements that give local police authority to take part in immigration enforcement doesn’t go far enough, a diverse group of advocates and law enforcement experts said in a conference call Tuesday. The administration indicated in this year’s budget that it would put an end to portions of the 287g program in favor of implementing Se Communities nationwide, but the group says doing so will do little to address the problems that arise when local law enforcement officers act as immigration agents. The programs, summarized the call’s moderator, Patty Kupfer of America’s Voice, deteriorate community policing and trust. They translate into a growing fear of police in the immigrant community and tell immigrants that contact with police, even sometimes to report a crime, could lead to deportation, she said. – Univision 02.29.2012

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