Opposition Increases Against Immigration Screenings in Jails
Opposition is growing against a new policy that would allow federal immigration screenings in jails across the United States. The immigration enforcement policy, look known as Se Communities, has caused the deportation of around 280,000 illegal immigrants in the last few years. There are definitely people who are for the program nationwide, but more and more people are fighting against it. “We’re finally seeing the tide turning against the idea that it is good to use police as deportation agents,” said Chris Newman of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. According to Stateline, the Se Communities program allows the screenings to take place for criminals who are suspected may be here illegally.