The National Immigration Forum published a very helpful resource outlining the Secure Communities program. The report addresses the implications for local law enforcement, immigrant communities and local municipalities, as well as the possible problems the controversial program may be causing.
“Secure Communities may lead to insecure communities
• If police use this program as an excuse to round up immigrants, immigrants will avoid the police. When immigrant communities know or believe that police are involved with ICE, seeking aid from police becomes too risky. Crimes go unreported and victims go unprotected when entire communities fear the police.”
Check out the full report by the National Immigration Forum here: Secure Communities