New York State Suspends Participation in the Federal Secure Communities Program

Queens, New York (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 New York’s Gov. Cuomo recently decided to temporarily pull out of a federal immigration program, known as Secure Communities, due to the inconsistencies within the program and the potential consequences already in place for New York immigrants accused of crimes. Secure Communities encourages local law enforcement officials to forward fingerprints of alleged criminal offenders in New York to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The federal program has possibly led to unnecessary deportations and has caused immigrants to be even more fearful of the police. [Full story: http://www.prweb.com/releases/secure_communities/new_york_immigration/prweb8609054.htm ]

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New York State Suspends Participation in the Federal Secure Communities Program