10/28/10 - Feet in Two Worlds reports on City immigrant enforcement program
The following piece was produced by Monkia Fabian with Feet in Two Worlds
, a project of The New School Center for New York City Affairs.
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Fear Over Secure Communities: More Immigrants Will Be Lost in Detention System
By Monika Fabian, a Reporter with Feet in Two Worlds
City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has announced that he will introduce a Council resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.
“This is not Arizona,” Rodriguez said. “We were able to pass a resolution in the City Council against SB 1070 and we are here today ready to introduce another resolution this coming stated meeting of the Council where also we expect that all City Council members will sign it. And will we be able to send again that message loud and clear that we are against Secure Communities.”
Flanked by immigration advocates and concerned community members, Rodriguez said the program — which would require local police to share the fingerprints of individuals in custody with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — would overburden the city’s police precincts and prisons and result in insecure neighborhoods. Read more>>