Skip to comments.ICE to roll out 'Secure Communities' Wednesday; Connecticut likely to participate partially
Posted on 02/20/2012 5:59:28 AM PST by raybbr
NEW HAVEN Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put Connecticut on notice that it will roll out Secure Communities on Wednesday, but the state is expected to only partially cooperate.
Secure Communities is a federal program begun in 2008 where the fingerprints of anyone arrested are not only shared with the FBI, but also given to ICE for review.
ICE in turn may send a 48-hour detainer request to local prisons to hold the undocumented individual. A detainer is not a warrant, but rather an administrative request that is not legally binding.
States and communities that are fighting the program have limited honoring detainers to serious criminals and are also asking that ICE reimburse them for their costs.
While the program was promulgated as applying to serious felons and those who threaten national security, studies have shown that more than one-quarter of the 142,090 deported had no criminal record, while another 31.2 percent had a misdemeanor conviction.
(Excerpt) Read more at newhavenregister.com ...
Notice the governor's first priority in NOT the law...
ICE apparently need to secure themselves.
Cadillac Deval here in (M)assachusetts was refusing to participate but has little choice.
If this is any indication, the only active construction site I’ve noticed in this sorry state so far this year was 100% Mexican laborers. And this is in Litchfield County. I’m sure the other 5-10 other active jobsites in the state have the same makeup.