Jun 1, 2011

Immigration Crackdown - New York: Opponents of Secure Communities Program Cheer Cuomo Action

Three cheers! Gov. Cuomo of New York State joins Gov. Quinn of Illinois in withdrawing from Secure Communities. (The Wall Street Jounal does not allow access to the full article without a subscription.)

Immigration Backers Cheer Cuomo Action - WSJ.com: "Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suspended the state's participation in a federal immigration program that ensnares illegal immigrants, heeding the call from a growing chorus of immigration advocates and state and city lawmakers who oppose it.

Called Secure Communities, the program aims to identify and deport illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes. Critics say it has resulted in the deportation of thousands of people who have no criminal record. They say the program has undermined trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement."

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