Community policing -- United States, Racial profiling in law enforcement -- United States, United States. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- Evaluation, Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- United States
This report addresses the impact on Miami-Dade County of the Secure Communities program, currently one of the primary federal immigration enforcement programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). DHS claims that the program prioritizes the removal of convicted criminal aliens who pose a danger to national security or public safety, repeat violators who game the immigration system, those who fail to appear at immigration hearings, and fugitives who have already been ordered removed by an immigration judge.
False Promises: The Failure of Secure Communities in Miami-Dade County with Steve Held, Cynthia S. Hernandez, Cheryl Little and Susana Barciela. Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy, Center for Labor Research & Stuides, Florida International University and Americans for Immigrant Justice, Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. April 2013.