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Wed Jun 1 2011
Action Against Santa Cruz Mayor Ryan Coonerty for Opposing Immigrant Rights Resolution
Wed Jun 1 2011
Santa Cruz City Council Votes for ICE and "Secure Communities" (S-Comm)
On May 10th, the Santa Cruz City Council defeated a resolution supporting AB 1081, The Trust Act. The resolution would have supported opting out of the "Secure Communities" (S-Comm) program in Santa Cruz County. S-Comm is a federal program that requires local law enforcement agencies to share the fingerprints of all people arrested to immigration enforcement and target those suspected of immigration violations for detention and deportation. This mandated sharing occurs regardless of the type of crime and even if the charges are dropped.

This federal program, forced on local jurisdictions, has been responsible for the mass deportation of innocent people from Santa Cruz County while destroying families and violating their basic human rights.

On May 25th, over 50 activists entered Coonerty's lecture class at UC Santa Cruz to make his support of "Secure Communities" more publicly known, and point out the contradictions in his "progressive" ideals.

imc_video.gifRead more with video and photos | imc_photo.gifSanta Cruz City Council Votes for ICE and "Secure Communities" (S-Comm) | previous coverage: While Mayor Coonerty Hammers Away at Civil Liberties, the ACLU Awards Him
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