Any day now the Department of Homeland Security will announce a second round of "reforms" to the disgraced "Secure Communities" program. Since its inception S-Comm has been marked by secrecy, mismanagement, and lies. After intense public scrutiny following the release of thousands of internal documents, it became clear the Department of Homeland Security had misled local law makers, Congress, and the American public on the scope, impact, and policies of the program.
Sadly, we expect more of the same with respect to the forthcoming "reforms." Instead of promoting substantive change, the timing of the forthcoming announcement suggests that it is designed to take the pressure off ICE in advance of the release of the Office of Inspector General Report on S-Comm.
The harsh reality is that the "Secure Communities" program is too broken to be fixed. It has deported hundreds of thousands of family members and damaged public safety by making victims of crime and witnesses fear contact with police. That is why governors, city officials, congressional representatives, law enforcement and communities across the country have rejected the program. And that is why we continue to demand for its immediate termination.
Please send a message to President Obama that the program needs to be once and for all "ended, not mended." Urge him to abandon his legacy of deportation by abandoning S-Comm.
Background on S-Comm: http://altopolimigra.com/s-comm-shadow-report/
Previous cosmetic "reforms" : http://uncoverthetruth.org/resources/docs-reports/briefing-guide-to-ices-minor-secure-communities-modifications/
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