Local Police As ICE Agents?
S-COMM & Other Police-ICE Entanglement Programs
First in the Asian Law Caucus Summer Brown Bag Series
Thursday, June 7, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
405 Howard St. SF
(betw. Fremont & 1st St, # 14, 76 bus)
Angela Chan, Criminal Justice Reform Staff Attorney
Julia Mass, ACLU of Northern California
Angie Junck, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Meredith Desautels, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s controversial Secure Communities Program (S-COMM) relies on local police as "force multipliers" to conduct federal civil immigration enforcement.
Through the automatic transmission of fingerprints from local police to ICE at the point of arrest, over 182,000 people have been deported nationally as of March 2012. About 70 percent of those deported do not have criminal convictions or were arrested for lesser offenses. This panel will discuss the harm caused to community policing, transparency, and local resources. We also will discuss solutions for disentangling police from ICE, including the TRUST Act (AB 1081-Ammiano), a pending CA state bill.
Sponsored by Asian Law Caucus and
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area
Download a poster describing all the talks in this series: http://tinyurl.com/7btqspg