Three sheriffs push for federal Secure Communities program

September 25, 2011 in MA, Secure Communities

Deval Patrick and his Minions propagation of the myth that the Secure Communities program was deporting illegal aliens with noncriminal records has been clarified by ICE.

“Federal immigration officials released new statistics last week to bolster their assertion that the agency is focusing on deporting criminals and, in another priority, on flagrant violators of immigration law.

According to the figures, which cover October 2008 to July 31 of this year, 52 percent of the 369 immigrants deported from Boston were convicted criminals.

About 48 percent of the deportees had no prior criminal record. But the agency provided new details that showed for the first time that most noncriminal deportees were more serious violators of immigration law, including 68 people with outstanding deportation orders and 49 people who allegedly returned to the United States after having been deported – a felony offense, though they were not convicted of it.

The remaining 60 noncriminal deportees had allegedly crossed the border illegally or overstayed their visas. The federal agency has touted Secure Communities as an initiative that could make cities and towns safer.

Federal officials said that the program helped find Joao Brito in Boston, who was wanted in his native Netherlands on charges of human smuggling and sexual abuse of children.”

The ICE clarification confirms testimony presented by Jessica Vaughan an expert on , Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, to Governor Patrick’s public safety Secretary, Mary Beth Heffernan. Testimony that was ignored when the governor caved in and blocked Secure Communities implementation in MA.

Governor Patrick  even now continues his deception with his statement that  “…he is concerned Secure Communities could lead to ethnic profiling” . This though he full well knows that the FBI policy related to him is to forward  solely  fingerprints to ICE for identification. That’s right, no photos, no physical or ethnic description for everyone arrested.

http://articles.boston.com/2011-09-04/news/30113272_1_deporting-immigration-officials-illegal-immigrants