Jun 20, 2011

Immigration Crackdown - Secure Communities: Too Little, Too Late - Editorial

Too Little, Too Late - NYTimes.com: "With many local governments and states insisting they want out, the Obama administration says it is working to improve Secure Communities, its troubled data-sharing program that pushes local police to the front lines of immigration enforcement. ...

The administration still insists the program is mandatory and will roll out nationwide by 2013. It isn’t budging on its refusal to let localities opt out. On Friday, John Morton, the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced a grab bag of changes — an implicit acknowledgment of the growing uproar. ...

If Mr. Morton really wants advice from experts, he already has the testimony of police chiefs and sheriffs, leaders of immigrant communities and a growing number of state politicians. They say the best thing that can be done with Secure Communities is to shut it down."

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