Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 11113063 (posted Apr. 10, 2013)"
Key to this administration's strategy have been programs that partner with local law enforcement, such as Secure Communities. These programs have come under attack due to their negative impact on community policing, susceptibility to racial profiling, and their indiscriminate approach to immigration enforcement.
AILA Press Statements
Official Agency Memos and Announcements
State and Local Actions
On November 30, 2011 the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a hearing, "Is Secure Communities Keeping Our Communities Secure?"
AILA's report, Immigration Enforcement Off Target: Minor Offenses With Major Consequences, challenges the claim made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that it is focusing its finite resources on the "highest enforcement priorities" - namely those who present threats to public safety and national security.
The report's anecdotal accounts, 127 case examples from AILA members covering incidents in 24 states and the District of Columbia, are consistent with DHS's own data showing deportation of tens of thousands of individuals who have been picked up, some because of Secure Communities, for minor infractions and who pose no threat to our communities.