The Cal Berkeley Institute on Law and Social Policy has just released a report entitled: "Secure communities by the number: An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process." The report was written by Aarti Kohli, Peter l. Markowitz, and Lisa Chavez, who were motivated to action by the million plus people that have been deported since the beginning of the Obama administration, and the fact that almost 300,000 individuals are currently facing deportation.
These staggering numbers are in large part a result of the Secure Communities program, which partners local law enforcement with immigration officials. The report analyzes the data that was generated by the Federal Government from the program. The findings show systemic deprivation of due process, that a significant percentage of apprehended individuals should never have been placed in immigration custody, and the existence of racial profiling.
Here are the key findings of the report:
What the authors found "most disturbing" is that 3 ,600 (1.6%) of the cases involved the apprehension and detention of United States citizens by ICE.
This President certainly can’t change the law with a sweep of his pen, but he certainly has the power to end a program within his jurisdiction that is clearly not working.
Stop lying to us Mr. President. You do have the power to change the way business is being done, and it is clear that you have no interest in doing so.
Shame on you, and shame on anyone who votes for you.
Click here to read the full report.