Secure Communities

TRUST Act one step toward humane immigration policy in CA

AFSC is deeply disappointed that California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the AB 1081, the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act, a measure which allows local law enforcement to decline to participate in the controversial “Secure Communities” federal immigration program that funnels individuals from local jails to deportation proceedings.

Community Stands Up Against Secure Communities

Contact: Jennifer Piper, AFSC,

As SCOMM hits immigrant communities in Colorado, advocates demand end to the program.

Vigil to Protest Implementation of "Secure Communities"

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Solemn vigil rejecting the implementation of "Secure Communities" in New Hampshire.  

AFSC Signs Letter To Homeland Security

The American Friends Service Committee signed on to a letter to the House and Senate members of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations. The letter asks members of the Subcommittee to cut or reduce funding of immigration detention and enforcement programs.

Op-Ed: 'Secure Communities' deportation program breeds mistrust among immigrants

The following Op-ed was written by AFSC's Amy Gottlieb, program director of the Immigrant Rights Program in Newark. It was first published March 30, 2012  by

Joint Letter to the FBI's Advisory Policy Board Seeking an End to the Secure Communities program.

R. Scott Trent
CJIS Designated Federal Officer
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Dear Mr. Trent,

AFSC Asks FBI to End Assistance to Secure Communities Program

The American Friends Service Committee has signed a joint letter to the FBI’s Advisory Policy Board seeking an end to the FBI’s facilitation of the deeply flawed Secure Communities program.  Under the program, local law enforcement and the FBI share fingerprinting data with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency.  ICE touts the program as a crime fighting tool. It is set to take effect across the country by 2013.

Sandra Sanchez Talks with Sheriff Bill McCarthy about Secure Communities

In this December 15, 2011 interview on La Reina radio, Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immmigrants Voice Program Director, talks with Sheriff Bill McCarthy from Polk County Iowa about many of the problems with the so-called "Secure Communities" program.

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