Revelations of Deportation Quota and Widespread Detainer Requests Spur Local Policies to Restore Trust and Safety, Protect Immigrant Residents

 

States and cities across the country are taking the initiative to use their constitutional powers to improve public safety and wow look it advance the inclusion of their immigrant residents by limiting ICE’s overreaching hold requests. New bills are expected to pass New York's city council this week as California, Connecticut and Massachusetts advance TRUST Act state legislation.

“I’ve been working on cialis pharmacy the purchase cheap levitra TRUST Act for more than two years, and I’m happy to buy viagra professional see other states and local governments joining in the effort to reduce the abuses of the S-Comm program,” said Asm. Ammiano (D-CA). “That’s the good news. The bad news is we recommend that productive Californians will still be deported day after day until we can enact AB 4. Ruth Montaño of Bakersfield is just one especially awful case. We know that two of only today three Californians deported under S-Comm are people with no convictions or minor ones. Local law enforcement needs clear guidance so they don’t continue to help ICE create chaos up our communities. My office is working with Governor Brown to craft a policy that will work for all of California.”

On the call, the story of Ruth Montaño, a mom and 13-year resident from Bakersfield, CA, illustrated the ludicrous overreach of ICE and the urgent need to pass the TRUST Acts.  Montaño is herself facing deportation because of a neighbors' complaint regarding her barking dogs.  Despite the abusive and unjustified circumstances of her arrest, Ms. Montaño was held for a week on an ICE "hold" request. The TRUST Act would have prevented her unfair detention, and immigrant rights groups are hopeful Gov. Brown will fulfill his promise to quickly advance a new version of the bill. 

State Sen. Eldridge (D-MA) said, “Alarming statistics show that the viagra prescriptionsgeneric viagra sale number of immigrants being deported across the nation have no actual criminal record. The TRUST Act puts a stop to the strain and anguish caused by families being torn apart and seeks to tramadol generic restore faith between our community members and www.ferroatlantica.es law enforcement by establishing that it is not the responsibility of levitra oral gel local law officials to enforce federal immigration laws.”

 

In recent weeks it has been revealed that a deportation quota of 400,000 per year drives current immigration policy and has drastically altered the relationship of local law enforcement to immigrant communities. New data has exposed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued some 1,000,000 detainer requests to local jails during much of President Obama's first term but only 8.6% of those requests were for people convicted with crimes that ICE considered serious and 77% were for people with no conviction whatsoever.  

 

"We have expanded immigration enforcement from the federal to the local level, but we have not created more secure communities," Rep.Gary Holder-Winfield (D-New Haven, Hamden) said. "We have created communities of fear among people who are here for many reasons, including the aspiration to becoming American citizens. We have created communities that avoid interaction with police at all costs; the costs of their health, of acting as witnesses to crimes, at the cost of those of viagra medication for erection us who were lucky enough to www.calamusdesign.it be born in this country. So, I am working on this bill to put in place the protocols to reduce fear, set forth clear policy and do our part to maintain the panaceahealthsolutions.com security of the residents of this state," he said.

 

While controversy has surrounded the Secure Communities (S-Comm) deportation program since its implementation, such revelations have created new urgency for local states concerned with violations of civil rights and the erosion of trust in local law enforcement as a result of the Administration's decision to enlist local police as 'force multipliers' in immigration enforcement.

 

Following the TRUST Act initiated in California (reintroduced as AB 4 - Governor Brown has planned to ), Connecticut (HB 5938) andMassachusetts (S 1135) are the latest states to file similar bills. The TRUST Acts create a baseline standard that guides local law enforcement to improve public safety by limiting ICE’s dragnet hold requests. 

 

As proven in municipalities with similarly enacted policies such as Cook County, Illinois and Washington DC, passage of TRUST Acts increase safety, improves trust between immigrant communities and police, saves valuable local resources, and propels the immigration debate past cynical efforts to criminalize immigrants and buying viagra in usa toward meaningful reform.  Call participants will explain how their states are setting an example of levitra daily curtailing cruel enforcement and preventing those who could soon qualify for legalization from being deported before reform is passed. 

 

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In response to buy propecia online without prescription the Department of Justice filing another report of discriminatory policing in East Haven, CT against Latinos in addition to the Maricopa County report last week, Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement.

 


"The damning report filed in Maricopa County last week had been called for and expected for years. But what the Department of Justice report in East Haven exposes is a national epidemic of civil rights violations that must call into question the federal immigration programs that rely on local police whose enforcement practices are increasingly discriminatory. What else will it take to rethink the canadian non prescription viagra strategy of enlisting police as force multipliers in immigration. The recent Department of Justice actions are a warning sign to reverse course on immigration and end programs like Secure Communities immediately."

 

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