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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: California | San Francisco | U.S. | Immigrant Rights | Police State and Prisons
Bay Area protests ICE and its S-COMM deportations
Five-minute QT movie. 41MB.
Secure Communities (S-COMM):
ICE (Homeland Security's Immigration & Custom Enforcement division) announced in mid-August that it would not allow states and municipalities to opt out of S-COMM: the program where local law enforcement agencies send arrest information to ICE for deportation consideration:
"For decades, local jurisdictions have shared the fingerprints of individuals who are booked into jails with the FBI to see if they have a criminal record. Under Secure Communities, the FBI automatically sends the fingerprints to ICE to check against its immigration databases."
See also "State and local jurisdictions cannot opt out of Secure Communities."
The SF Bay Area rallied against S-COMM on August 12th by a march from Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office at Market & Post to ICE headquarters at Sansome & Washington where Laura Rivas from the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rghts (NNIRR) was among those who spoke.
And now listen to a 12-minute August 25th interview conducted by Andres Soto (KPFA: "Morning Mix") which details how the FBI helped engineer S-COMM and plans to apply it not just to immigrants but to all Americans.