That title has a lot of acronyms. Apologies.
But the gist of the matter is this: the Department of Homeland Security is making Secure Communities a mandatory program with its 39 state partners. This means that all the entities that have declared that they’re not interested in Secure Communities are being forced to participate. Let the lawsuits begin…
But this is going on even as Secure Communities is being investigated.
“There is ample evidence that ICE and DHS have gone out of their way to mislead the public about Secure Communities,” writes U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin. “In particular, these agencies have failed to acknowledge a shift in policy when it is patently obvious – from public documents and statements – that there has been one.” More here.
We’ll get the dirt on the decision soon enough. Stay tuned.