Jul 13, 2011

Immigration Crackdown: Judge Orders Feds to Cough Up More Info on 'Secure Communities' Program

Courthouse News Service: "A federal judge ordered the federal government to hand over 'embarrassing' information its 'Secure Communities' program, which Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs have misrepresented as aimed at criminal aliens. 'There is ample evidence that ICE and DHS have gone out of their way to mislead the public about Secure Communities,' U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote.

'In particular, these agencies have failed to acknowledge a shift in policy when it is patently obvious - from public documents and statements - that there has been one,' the judge added in a scorching 81-page Opinion and Order in National Day Labor Organizing Network et al. v United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency et al.

Also on Monday, the Office of Inspector General said it will investigate ICE's misrepresentations of the Secure Communities opt-out policy and whether the program fulfills its purported mandate."

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