Posted by on October 03, 2013 in Blog
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Almost a year ago, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the TRUST Act (Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools Act), a bill widely considered the first serious challenge to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency’s Secure Communities program (S-COMM). Secure Communities mandates that all individuals arrested (not convicted) of a crime be screened for immigration status. The 2012 TRUST Act would have prevented California law enforcement agents from detaining suspected illegal immigrants and handing them over to federal authorities unless those individuals were suspected of committing a serious or violent crime....Read more
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Posted by on June 19, 2013 in Blog
The SAFE Act, passed in the Judiciary Committee yesterday, is a misguided bill with a single-minded focus on immigration enforcement that will increase detentions and deportations and will create an environment of rampant racial profiling without addressing the fundamental flaws of our broken immigration system.
The bill was introduced in June 2013 by the Chair of the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), with the support of the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).
The Arab American Institute applauds the efforts of the Members of Congress who have been working tirelessly to...Read more