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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.

Republicans Attack Birthright Citizenship of Babies Born to Undocumented Parents

State Lawmakers Outline Plans to End Birthright Citizenship, Drawing Outcry

By JULIA PRESTON  Published Jan 5, 2011

WASHINGTON — Conservative legislators from five states opened a national campaign on Wednesday to end the automatic granting of American citizenship to children born in the United States of illegal immigrants.

At a news conference here timed to coincide with the start of a new Congress, Republican state lawmakers introduced two model measures curtailing citizenship rights for children of illegal immigrants. The legislators said the measures would be introduced in at least 14 states.

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.

National Statement from October 22 Coalition on Arizona SB 1070

Stop Attacks on Immigrants!

The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation condemns the new Arizona immigration law and all other laws and policies in place or in the works throughout the nation that criminalizes immigrants and many people of color.   SB 1070 promotes racial profiling and expands the criminalization of people based on how they look, what they wear,  their skin color, language, and/or nationality.  This law doesn't just give police the right to stop anyone they think looks "suspiciously illegal," it makes it mandatory for police to do so.
        

Stolen Lives

There are many people who have been killed by police.

Only some of the local victims of police murder are discussed below. These are the names of some people who are not (yet).

Angel Farias Hernandez   Daniel Sylvester   David Sequioa   Eloy Infante-Toscano
Gabriel Muldenado    James "Hans" Peters    Jonni Honda    Mariano Lopez Fernandez
Robert Garth

Click on names in large green letters to read more.

Hunger Strike at the Port Isabel Detention Center

Southwest Workers' Union        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       January 18, 2010

Indefinite Hunger Strike at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Bayview, TX:
Began On National Day of Action Against Sherriff Arpaio,
The Hunger Strike grows in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak.”- MLK, Jr.

We're Still Here, We Never Left, April 3rd film screening

"Todavia Estamos Aqui, Nunca Nos Fuimos"

("We're Still Here, We Never Left")

This film details the police riot in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles on May 1st, 2007- which led to the founding of the Revolutionary Autonomous Communitues (RAC).  RAC's Food Program and events bring communities together in resistance to police brutality and for liberation!

 

Join Redwood Curtain CopWatch on Friday, April 3rd for this film.

Food and discussion too!

Evening starts at 7:00pm