Secure Communities

Forum: Defending Civil Liberties

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Forum: Defending Civil Liberties Under Attack Topics include Islamaphobia, racial profiling, "Secure" communities, and the Formerly Incarcerated.  Free and open to the public 

Coloradans Decry Secure Communities, Ask Gov. Hickenlooper to Rescind Participation

Obama Administration’s Announced Tweaks to Secure Communities Fail to Address Ongoing Human and Civil Rights Abuses

Contact: Jennifer Piper,, 303.623.3464 ext. 5

Denver, CO -- (June 20, 2011) The Colorado office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) rejects the Department of Homeland Security’s recently announced fruitless adjustments to address the overall failure of the Secure Communities Initiative and its continued civil and human rights abuses.

Stop "Secure Communities" in Massachusetts

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:00am - 1:00pm


As part of our Just Communities/Comunidades Justas campaign Centro Presente invites you to a Public Event to deliver more than a thousand postcards URGING the Patrick administration to not enter Massachusetts into the "Secure Communities" Program.

Where: Grand Staircase, Massachusetts State House

Scheduled Speakers:

Andres Del Castillo- Student Immigrant Movement

Damaris López- Director of Programs, Agencia ALPHA

Fact Sheet on Secure Communities

This resource provides some basic information on the ICE Secure Communities program, which both MA and RI have just signed on to. 

Groups protest the "Secure Communities" program

Protesting at the RI Attorney General's office due to his announced intention to sign the state up for the "Secure Communities" program.

Immigrant groups celebrate repeal of executive order and protest "Secure Communities" program

Immigrant groups and allies celebrated the action of the new RI Governor Chafee's rescinding of the former Governor's Executive Order on Immigration.  The groups had met many times with Gov. Chafee to help him understand the devastating impact of that order on the community.  At the signing ceremony Governor Chafee commented that "anyone who works hard and abides by our laws is welcome here". 

This article appeared in the Providence Journal on Thursday January 6th.

International Human Rights Day Forum

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A public forum to discuss human rights implications of the new federal initiative Secure Communities. For more information, please see flyer.

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