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Elise Foley

Rep. Zoe Lofgren To DHS: Investigation of Secure Communities Should Start Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) called on Wednesday for the Department of Homeland Security to immediately investigate whether its officials...

The DREAM Act: Keeping Our Promise to Our Kids

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The DREAM Act, reintroduced in Congress this week, would give talented young immigrants a clear path to citizenship. For many, every day that we don't pass this legislation is a day marked with uncertainty.

Thanks to ICE, Families Are Under Threat This Mother's Day

Nahal Zamani | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Nahal Zamani

On Sunday, countless people across the country will honor the women and mothers in their families. For many, however, Mother's Day will be a tragic re...

Elise Foley

Homeland Security Refuses To Allow State Out Of Controversial Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

HOUSTON -- The Department of Homeland Security will not allow Illinois law enforcement to stop sharing information with immigration enforcement, despi...

Elise Foley

Did The Government Lie About A Deportation Program?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security should conduct an investigation into whether its officials intentionally misled the public and local...

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Defends Deportation Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Director Janet Napolitano defended her agency’s rollout of Secure Communities, an immigration enforcement ...

Local Officials Say They Were Duped Into Federal Deportation Program

latimes.com | Lee Romney and Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Under the program, fingerprints of all inmates booked into local jails and cross-checked with the FBI's criminal database are now forwarded by that ag...

Noncriminals Netted In Deportation Program

latimes.com | Posted 06.24.2011 | Politics

Reporting from San Francisco and Los Angeles-- More than once, Norma recalls, she yearned to dial 911 when her partner hit her. But the undocumented m...

Elise Foley

State Lawmakers Push Back Against Immigration Enforcement Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State lawmakers in Illinois and California are pushing to cut their states' ties to an immigration enforcement program that they say was...

Elise Foley

Officials Refuse To Budge On Deportation Of Students, Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite appeals from immigration reform advocates and some Congressional Democrats, the Obama administration will not block deportations...

Lucia Graves

Immigration Advocates Push Obama To Make Good On Campaign Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' immigration task force, announced on Thursday a national ca...

When it Comes to Immigration Detention and Enforcement, Georgia Sets a Terrible Example

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The government should also end the unnecessary and inhumane detention of immigrants and instead rely on effective alternatives to detention.

When War is Peace and 'Secure Communities' Means 'Deportation': Orwell as Advisor to the President

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

While George Bush was advised by Dick Cheney, it seems like President Obama has been reading 1984.

Bill To Punish Districts That Oppose Controversial Federal Immigration Crackdown Passes Second Reading

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would compel local governments in Colorado to comply with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's (ICE) Secure Communities progra...

InSecurities in California's Communities

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

The entire state of California is now part of the Orwellian-named Secure Communities program. ICE is now able to automatically check the immigration status of anyone who is arrested.

Secure Communities

The Pueblo Chieftain | PATRICK MALONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Advocates for immigrants' rights are commending Gov. Bill Ritter for withholding Colorado participation in a federal deportation program unl...

Two Counties in Lower Hudson Valley are First to Join Secure Communities in NY

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

There isn't much landscaping work in Rockland County during the winter, so the Jornaleros Project rents space from a church where day laborers can sta...

Ritter Reaches Deal With ICE Over Anti-Illegal Immigration Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is expected to sign into law a program that seeks to crack down on illegal immigration using fingerprints to check a per...

New Secure Communities Agreement in NY Does Little to Address Immigrant Concerns

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Renee Feltz

The program is active in 34 states and more than 700 counties, and ICE wants to expand it nationwide by 2013. It has met strong resistance from civil rights and immigrant advocates.

Elise Foley

Judge Orders Immigration Officials To Hand Over Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration advocates won a victory on Thursday when a federal judge ruled that government officials must reveal the decision-making pro...

On Securing Communities in New York

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Coming soon to a nabe near you: the Secure Communities program, courtesy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But introduction and implementati...

Deportation Roulette

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

It is understood that a legal permanent resident who has a brush with the law would be subject to the consequences - including deportation - based on ...

Distrust of Police Grows as Santa Clara is Forced Into Secure Communities Without Reimbursment

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

Can counties opt-out of a controversial immigration enforcement partnership after a state agrees to participate? In three recent meetings, ICE had the...

Forced Into Immigration Enforcement, A County Considers Plan B

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

When a single-mother of three got into a car accident while driving without a license in Hayward, California, she met a fate common to undocumented i...

ICE Revamps Site, Continues PR Offensive on Secure Communities

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

Editor's note: The memo was actually dated June 2010. Another memo was removed from the new ICE website. "This program is revolutionary" Sheriff Bu...