Tag: Secure Communities

On the one year anniversary of New York State's participation in Secure Communities, immigrants rallied to protest the measure

Pressure Builds for Gov. Cuomo to take NY Out of Secure Communities

Lawmakers and immigrant advocates want New York to follow Illinois in opting out of the federal information-sharing program. Critics say S-Comm, designed to identify undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes, is being used mainly to target those convicted of minor offenses.

Deporting the Lowest-Level Offenders

Deporting the Lowest-Level Immigrant Offenders

Newly released data from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement reaffirms that the majority of deportees since 2008 have been people with no criminal background or those guilty of minor offenses.

Maria Garcia at immigration rally in New York on July 29, 2010 - Photo: Sarah Kramer

New York’s Top 10 Immigration Priorities

New York’s immigrant advocates announced their legislative priorities for the year. At the top of the list are ensuring language access to state government services and ending the state’s participation in the U.S. Secure Communities program.

Photo: Leonard John Matthews/flickr

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.

Andrew Cuomo surrounded by Hispanic leaders - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Cuomo’s Campaign Promises to Latinos

The Democratic candidate for New York governor said if elected he’ll review the controversial Secure Communities agreement with the federal government.