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Bay Area protests ICE and its S-COMM deportations
by Bill Carpenter (wcarpent [at] ccsf.edu)
Friday Aug 26th, 2011 11:15 AM
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."
http://www.ice.gov/secure_communities/
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.

http://www.nnirr.org/

§Is S-COMM just a precursor?
by Bill Carpenter Friday Aug 26th, 2011 11:15 AM
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.
§At ICE
by Bill Carpenter Friday Aug 26th, 2011 11:15 AM
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§At ICE
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§At ICE
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§At ICE
by Bill Carpenter Friday Aug 26th, 2011 11:15 AM
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