Post Tagged with: "Secure Communities"

New Yorkers listening to President Obama's speech on Nov. 20 announcing immigration relief (Photo by Gwynne Hogan for Voices of NY)

How Will ICE Treat Immigrants in the Future?

Immigration December 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Immigration advocates fear that individuals who don’t qualify for relief under President Obama’s executive order may be in for harsher treatment from ICE, reports The Indypendent.

Most of the people behind the masks and costumes are Hispanic. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

A License to Be Batwoman?

Government, Labor, New York November 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

A City Council bill would require people who dress up as characters like Batwoman and work for tips to apply for a license and submit their fingerprints, reports El Diario.

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

BOOM!Health in the Bronx and Ending ‘Secure Communities’

Bronx, Health, Immigration, Labor, New York, Video November 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The City Council opts out of the Secure Communities program, New Immigrant Community Empowerment talks about using a graphic novel to fight employment agency fraud, and a syringe exchange program not without controversy.

‘Minor Infractions’ and Subway Lines by Languages

‘Minor Infractions’ and Subway Lines by Languages

Immigration, New York, Transportation, Video October 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm

In this week’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: City efforts to help unaccompanied minors; Secure Communities’ lack of effectiveness; and mapping languages spoken by subway line.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Ending ‘Secure Communities’ on Long Island?

Crime, Immigration, In the News, Long Island September 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Suffolk County on Long Island ended cooperation with the Secure Communites program of ICE, and now some are pressing Nassau County officials to do the same, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Fighting ‘Secure Communities’ Deportations 

Immigration, Metro Area July 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is urging that counties oppose deportations carried out under the “Secure Communities” program, reports Diario de Mexico.

(Photo via The Indypendent)

Fingerprint-Sharing Program Increases Immigrant Mistrust of NYPD

Crime, Immigration August 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Ten weeks since the Secure Communities information-sharing system between police and immigration authorities went into effect in New York City, The Indypendent examines how the controversial program has played out in immigrant communities.

Hector Lopez came from Connecticut to protest the implementation of Secure Communities in New York. (Photo by Jeanmarie Evelly)

Immigrants Speak Out Against Deportation Law

Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics May 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Last week’s surprise announcement that a controversial deportation program that uses police fingerprints to identify undocumented immigrants is being implemented in New York tomorrow has infuriated many immigrant advocacy groups and elected officials, who protested the move at a rally this morning.

Opinion: Immigration Program’s End Does Little to Quell Concerns

In the News, Opinion, Politics February 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Although President Barack Obama has withdrawn funding for the controversial Section 287 (g) program, concerns still remain over the government’s treatment of immigrants.

The ReelAbilities festival features films about people with disabilities. In ‘Ocean Heaven, Wen Zhang plays an autistic young adult.

Voices in Focus: Child Sex Abuse Victims Fear Deportation in L.A. Case

Culture, Immigration February 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Lawyers for the families of victims in a growing Los Angeles school sex abuse scandal say that they’re afraid to speak to the police for fear of deportation.

Enough with deportations and Secure Communities

Enough with deportations and Secure Communities

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

More than one million people have been deported since the beginning of the Obama administration. An editorial from La Voz says: “Stop the deportations and enough with S-Comm.”