Prosecutorial Discretion – Alto a la Polimigra
OIG Report on Se Communities Deportation Program Heightens Controversy over Failed Program. Advocates Decry report as “window dressing,” and renew calls: “End SCOMM. Don’t Mend it.” 04.06.2012. Washington, DC. Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General issued two reports on the much-maligned “Se Communities” deportation program. The reports, which come after two…
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.
Law Enforcement Leaders Express Growing Concern with Se Communities Program
On October 19, 2011, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy of the University of California-Berkley, released its report titled “Se Communities by the Numbers: An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process” on Se Communities. Se Communities, or S-Comm, is an immigration enforcement program launched in 2008 by Immigration and Customs…
NDLON and a National Community Advisory Commission published “RESTORING COMMUNITY: A National Community Advisory Report on ICE’s Failed “Se Communities” Program,” an authoritative report on the failed Se Communities program. Download available here or it can be read online below. Add your organization to the list of endorsers here.