Tag: NY Governor David Paterson

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Counties in New York Activate Secure Communities

Despite efforts to have New York drop out of the federal fingerprint sharing program aimed at identifying undocumented immigrants with criminal records, two New York counties have joined the program.

The purported mission of Secure Communities is to deport dangerous criminals living in the U.S. illegally. (Photo: foreverdigital/flickr)

Immigrant Advocates to Paterson: Rescind Secure Communities

Secure Communities is a federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes like murder, kidnapping and crimes that threaten national security. But advocates say it makes immigrants less secure.