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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.

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)

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.

Rushed From Haiti, Then JAILED in U.S. for Lacking Visas

March 31, 2010   
By Nina Bernstein, NY Times

More than two months after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, at least 30 survivors who were waved onto planes by Marines in the chaotic aftermath are prisoners of the United States immigration system, locked up since their arrival in detention centers in Florida.

In Haiti, some were pulled from the rubble, their legal advocates say. Some lost parents, siblings or children. Many were seeking food, safety or medical care at the Port-au-Prince airport when terrifying aftershocks prompted hasty evacuations by military transports, with no time for immigration processing. None have criminal histories.