• Petitioned California Governor

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California Governor

Gov. Brown: Take California out of the S-Comm Program. No More Arizonas.

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      NATIONAL DAY LABORER ORGANIZING NETWORK

New York, Illinois, and Massachsetts have all ended the dangerous "Secure Communities" program.   Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia are all headed in the other direction.

What will California do?

On Friday, Los Angeles lawmakers weighed in.  "There's a train wreck looming." said Congressman Xavier Becerra on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall.  He continued, "ICE's so-called Secure Communities program translates into less security, not more."  Congresswoman Judy Chu agreed, concluding,  "I sincerely hope we suspend our state's participation in the program."  

Why is S-Comm a problem? Well, imagine having to choose between getting deported or getting beaten by your spouse. Imagine Congress allotting funds for a program that takes Arizona's failed policies nationwide.  Imagine a neighborhood where people don't call the police when something goes wrong because s-comm's turned the police into a net for deportation.

For Magaly Dominguez, it doesn't take imagination.  The Los Angeles hot dog vendor is constantly reminded of S-comm by the ankle bracelet that's been on her leg since she was arrested for selling streetside hot dogs.

When every day, innocent people in California are hurt by the S-Comm deportation program that entangles local law enforcement in federal immigration issues all our safety is threatened. In light of these major flaws, Illinois, New York, and Massachusetts have all decided to quit S-Comm.

That's why seven Southern California Congressmen sent a strong message to Governor Jerry Brown, asking him to take California out of the failed program.

"The fact there are so many unanswered questions is the reason why we need an inspector general report." said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard.

Now is the time to pull California out of the so-called "Secure Communities" program before our communities get put further at risk. As other states lead the way to turn the tide on the program, its time for California to join the right side of history.  

Sign the petition to join California Representatives in calling on California governor, Jerry Brown, to take California out of S-Comm immediately.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi called S-Comm a "Waste of Taxpayer Money" last friday!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      As a U.S. citizen supportive of immigrant's rights I oppose unconstitutional and discriminatory state measures like Arizona's SB 1070 and Alabama's HB 56 supported by the white supremacist anti immigrant hate group the Federation for American Immigration Reform. I support the DREAM Act and oppose deportation of DREAMers. I support the Define American web campaign by undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas and the principles of Reform Immigration for America. I believe immigration reform should come from the federal level, be comprehensive and inclusive in nature -- meaning LGBT families should be able to file for immigration and get accepted. I believe the following must be included in immigration reform

      A rational and humane approach to the undocumented population.

      --Protect U.S. and immigrant workers.

      --Allocate sufficient visas to close unlawful migration channels.

      --Enhance our nation's security and safety.

      --Establish a strategic border enforcement policy that reflects American values.

      --Keep American families together.

      --Promote immigrant integration.

      --Protect fundamental rights for all.

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    • Sharon Fuentes PORTLAND, CT
      • about 3 years ago

      My Swedish husband threatened to have me depoprted from Sweden. He beat me and he was reported to the police. I have lost my son to a society that has ignored the obvious. I was never deported but have had to fight a system that was anti-immigrant. We should not be having this in our country and no one should be rail roaded in the court system because of flawed interpretations of law..

      http://www.change.org/petitions/addicted-and-violent-father-given-son-by-us-court-after-discovery-denied-investigate-perjury

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    • Mary Acosta BALDWIN PARK, CA
      • about 3 years ago
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    • Timothy Ota PORT TOWNSEND, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      WA. supports the people of Cali.

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    • David McPhail KENSINGTON, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Besides Medicare I see no issue more important today. Secure Communitees is both immoral, racist and stupid. These people work hard and contribute to our country, just as I have done since I arrived in this country 45 years ago.

      Irene McPhail

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