Republicans who have chosen to associate with the birthers have done their party and their country a disservice. And as Sheriff Arpaio settles comfortably into that political mental ward, ask the same must be said of those Republicans who choose to associate themselves with him more broadly. Those who cannot distinguish between the birthers’ flim-flam and the critical questions that face our nation in 2012 will not win and do not deserve to. – National Review 03.08.2012
En octubre del año pasado, Saúl Linares, un jornalero salvadoreño miembro de la organización Centro de Derechos Laborales (CDL), localizada en Hempstead, fue elegido como el representante de los jornaleros de la costa oeste (Nueva York, New Jersey y Conneticut) en la junta directiva de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros, (NDLON por sus siglas en ing
Organizacion empieza a preparar propuesta de ley en pro de los derechos de inmigrantes con miras a que esta llegue a Beacon Hill.
Tras introducirse formalmente el proyecto de ley anti-inmigrane sb 2061 en la casa estatal la semana pasada, organizaciones como Centro Presente se preparan para proponer una medida en pro de los inmigrantes la cual llevaria el nombre de “Trust Act” o Acta de Confianza. “El principal elemento que contiene es el de detener las deportaciones de aquellas personas que sean detenidas por el servicio de inmigracion y aduanas y que unicamente hayan cometido faltas menores, aparte de otros elementos simbolicos como el reconocer la humanidad, las contirbuciones positivas, economicas, politicas y culturales que la comunidad inmigrante dan a nuestro estado.”
Groups Demand FBI Address Concerns from Governors and Other High Level State and Local Officials that Program Undermines Public Safety
Today, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and over 80 other civil and immigrant rights organizations sent a letter to the FBI demanding that it end its facilitation of ICE’s Se Communities deportation program (S-Comm).
The letter charges that S-Comm threatens public safety, encourages racial profiling and undermines community policing by turning local police departments into gateways to deportation. Under S-Comm, the FBI takes all fingerprints submitted by local police for criminal background checks and automatically forwards the prints to federal immigration officials, regardless of whether individual has been convicted of a crime or of the severity of the charge.
Two weeks after the mayor pushed back on a new federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement program to crack down on illegal immigration, view New Haven’s Board of Aldermen has officially joined the resistance. In a unanimous vote Monday night, check the aldermen called upon Gov. Dannel Malloy to refuse to participate in “Se Communities.” That’s the new ICE program under which the FBI shares fingerprint information of new arrestees with the immigration enforcement agency, which can then request the arrested people be held for possible investigation for immigration violations. The Board of Aldermen’s official resolution calls on Gov. Malloy to deny any such requests, unless the person is “identified as a confirmed match in the FBI’s terrorist screening database or convicted of a serious violent criminal offense.” On Feb. 20, Mayor John DeStefano issued a similar plea to Malloy. “This program undermines everything we have tried to build in our community,” – New Haven Independent 03.06.2012
Arizona’s extremist immigration law has gone another round in federal court — and lost again. The judge who rejected several of its provisions in 2010 temporarily blocked another section last week, the one making it a crime for day laborers to look for work on the street. The state had argued that it had restricted day-labor solicitation in the in
Criticizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Se Communities program, Auxiliary Bi Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore said that an illegal immigrant should “not be detained until he/she has been convicted of a crime that poses a threat to public safety of immigrant communities and families, rather than at the time of arrest.” Bi Rozanski added: The Church acknowledges the right of governments to control and protect its borders however the human dignity and human rights of undocumented migrants should be respected. Programs like Se Communities as well as overly-aggressive laws such as those passed in states like Alabama and Arizona underscore the need for comprehensive and just immigration reform. Enforcement-only immigration policies will not humanely or effectively fix our nation’s broken immigration system. – Catholic Culture 03.02.2012
In his 2013 proposed budget, President Obama outlined the administration’s plan to cut $17 million from the failed and expensive 16-year-old 287 (g) program to expand the equally failed and expensive four year-old Se Communities program. Both programs were created to allow state and local police to check fingerprints of the most violent, dangerous criminals who are booked in jail against federal immigration databases. If there is a discrepancy on the federal database, then local law enforcement must hold the person on a “detainer” until federal ICE agents can find out whether that person is documented or not. They then make decisions about whether or not to put that person into deportation proceedings. Until the federal government takes responsibility to reform an immigration system that is outdated and no longer serves our interests, it is up to states to take action. – Huffington Post 03.02.0212