Stop S-Comm in New York! Gov. Cuomo, End Unjust Deportations
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Stop S-Comm in New York! Gov. Cuomo, End Unjust Deportations

    1. Petition by

      New York Working Group Against Deportation

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June 2011

Victory

After weeks of sustained organizing and over 6,300 Change.org members petitioned Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York has officially quit the so-called "Secure Communities" program. The controversial deportation program will formally be suspended in every county across New York State!

In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Governor Cuomo's administration stated that an initial review had called into question the implementation and intended effects of the rapidly-expanding program.

It is truly a great day for New York, for the thousands of Change.org members who took action, as well as for the hundreds of faith leaders, community advocates, police officers, and elected officials who sent letters to the Governor in opposition to the so-called "Secure Communities" program in New York State.

Join the fight in New York State against the unjust deportation system, and demand that Governor Cuomo end the S-Comm program immediately.

Last year, New York State gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the green light to partner with police through a federal fingerprinting program called “Secure Communities," or S-Comm, a program plagued with controversy. S-Comm encourages racial profiling, undermines community trust in the police, and puts tens of thousands of people into an unjust deportation system each year. Even victims of domestic violence!

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn just announced that his state would quit the S-Comm program after a months-long investigation, which revealed deep concerns over the way that immigrants were being targeted and families split apart. Now, New York state legislators and advocates are pressuring Gov. Cuomo to immediately do the same.

The good news is that we can still stop S-Comm in New York State before it gets implemented statewide!

Don't let New York tear our families and communities apart. Sign your name to tell Governor Cuomo to end New York's "Secure Communities" agreement immediately!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Amazing work everyone! Gov. Cuomo just announced that NY will withdraw:

    2. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      BREAKING: Gov. Cuomo considering withdrawing from S-Comm, pending review (note that these are just news reports, no formal decision announced) --

    3. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Bronx Pols Want Out Of Federal Immigration Program --

    4. Reached 6 signatures
    5. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      "Most undocumented immigrants checked by fingerprints against databases not charged wtih crimes" --

    6. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      "State was given false promises when it came to fingerprint sharing program, feds admit" --

    7. New Yorkers Urge Gov. Cuomo to Withdraw From Flawed Deportation Program

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Yesterday evening, hundreds of advocates rallied on the steps of the Arlington, Virginia County Jail to amplify Arlington's decision to reject the flawed deportation program known as "Secure Communities," as well as to push for an end to S-Comm in...

    8. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Please post this as your Facebook status:
      "Urgent: Gov. Cuomo may decide on whether to keep or cut the dangerous deportation program, S-Comm, in New York -- this week! Please sign and spread the word to stop S-Comm in NY:

    9. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Should New York Stay or Go? --

    10. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      LA Times Editorial, "Secure Communities program: A flawed deportation tool" --

    11. Reached 5 signatures
    12. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      At rally, activists spell out "STOP" with umbrellas (creative use of bad weather!), via @VivirLatino --

    13. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Long Island Wins blog: "Rally Against Secure Communities Deportation Program on May 18" --

    14. Reached 4 signatures
    15. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Vivir Latino: "NY’ers & Others Want Out of Secure Communities..." --

    16. Reached 3 signatures
    17. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Live in New York? Join the Families for Freedom rally on Wednesday, May 18th, at noon --

    18. Reached 1 signatures
    19. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Hispanically Speaking News: "Hispanic Leadership in NY Urging Governor to Withdraw from Secure Communities" --

    20. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      New Yorkers call on Cuomo to back out of immigrant fingerprint-sharing program 'Secure Communities' --

    21. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Hispanic Caucus calls on Obama to freeze controversial immigration enforcement program --

    22. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      'Secure Communities': Local Governments Feel Misled By Federal Immigration Program

    23. Reached 1 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Judith Clonan-Smith MEDINA, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      My understanding is that this bill would even allow that victims of domestic violence would have to be deported. ("some of those...huddled masses yearning to be free") Please don't let this happen.

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    • Tamar Diana Wilson LA JOLLA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      New York has traditionally been a city of immigrants. The newest should not be harassed.

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    • Julio Santiago PARMA, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      S-Comm encourages racial profiling, undermines community trust in the police, and puts tens of thousands of people into an unjust deportation system each year. Even victims of domestic violence!Illinois Governor Pat Quinn just announced that his state would quit the S-Comm program after a months-long investigation, which revealed deep concerns over the way that immigrants were being targeted and families split apart.

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    • M M SOMERS, IA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is not the way to keep the US safe. You must find a more just and humane way to deal with this issue.

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    • Maureen Thitchener NAPLES, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I have been discouraged with my state, until your election. I feel hopeful about many needed changes changes, Add this to list, please Thank you.

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