Secure Communities Program

California’s TRUST ACT

California’s Trust Act

June 21, 2012   A bill moving through the California Legislature, aptly named the Trust Act, seeks to counter the damage done to community policing and public safety by the Obama administration’s Secure Communities program. The program conducts mandatory immigration checks of everyone booked into local jails and has led to the deportations of many thousands of people with no criminal records, while impeding law enforcement.

California Plagued with Racist "Secure Communities Program"

All of California now linked up to immigration enforcement network

By Matt O'Brien Contra Costa Times Posted: 02/25/2011

MARTINEZ -- The federal immigration agency has finally linked all California police agencies to reveal immigrants -- legal or not -- arrested for violating laws and subject to deportation.

The action, to be announced Friday morning in Southern California, enables U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to tag arrests and travel to all of the state's county jails to pick up immigrants accused of committing crimes.

In essence, local police, willingly or not, have become an arm of the federal immigration agency.




Scott Hamelin, left, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent watches an Escondido,...

 

The fingerprints of everyone arrested by local police are now sent automatically to an electronic database reviewed by ICE, whose agents go to county jails to pick up immigrants thought to be deportable, including illegal immigrants and legal immigrants who may have committed a crime.

Rejecting 'Secure Communities' Program

Washington D.C. Rejects Secure Communities

Posted by Deport Nation on Sunday, June 13, 2010

http://www.deportationnation.org/2010/06/washington-d-c-bucks-the-trend-on-secure-communities-for-now/

Arlington opts out of 'Secure Communities' immigration enforcement program

Posted by TBD Neighborhoods (On the Ground of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) on Sept. 28, 2010
http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-neighborhoods/2010/09/arlington-opts-out-of-immigration-enforcement-program-2383.html

 

Is it really possible to opt-out of Secure Communities? Part 2

Posted by Deport Nation on Friday, October 1, 2010

http://www.deportationnation.org/2010/10/is-it-really-possible-to-opt-out-of-secure-communities-part-2/

VA and CA counties reject ICE plan

by Mark Rockwell

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/article/21539/va_and_ca_counties_reject_ice_plan

 

DC Councilmembers Phil Mendelson and Jim Graham sign a proposal to ban Secure Communities in the nation's capital. Photo: Stokely Baksh 

 

PHOTO AT TOP OF POST: Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada celebrates with activists and community members after the county voted to reject the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program. (Photo: TBD Staff)

Humboldt County Adopts Racist "Secure Communities Program"- SECRETLY

Humboldt County, on August 10, 2010, signed onto the Secure Communities Program [S-Comm] with ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.  The public had no say in the decision to adopt the invasive, unjust, and racist program for Humboldt County; the Board of Supervisors has not elicited public opinion about adopting this program, nor has it done anything to inform the public about it.

What is the "Secure Communities" Program?  If you are booked into jail, your fingerprints are taken and forwarded to ICE. The fingerprints are crosschecked with immigration and FBI databases. ICE evaluates each fingerprint scan to see what enforcement action, if any, will be taken against you. Enforcement actions can include arrest by ICE, transfer to ICE custody and/or initiation of removal proceedings (AKA deportation).

What is "Secure Communities"? "Secure Communities” is a national immigration program that targets noncitizens who are arrested by the police. It is one of the fastest growing immigration enforcement programs in the country.

How does Secure Communities work? If you are booked into the jail, your fingerprints are taken and forwarded to ICE. The fingerprints are crosschecked with immigration and FBI databases. ICE evaluates each fingerprint scan to see what enforcement action, if any, will be taken against you. Enforcement actions can include arrest by ICE, transfer to ICE custody and/or initiation of removal proceedings (AKA deportation).

Hey Humboldt! OPT OUT of "Secure Communities Program": S-Comm Out of Humboldt!!

Here are a few links about S-Comm:

So You *Can* Opt Out of Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program. Will San Francisco Be Allowed?

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Local officials are awaiting a response to San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey's letter yesterday, which once again asked federal immigration officials to allow San Francisco to opt out of the fingerprint ID program that targets illegal immigrants booked into jail.