Making Criminals Where There Are None

New York City cooperates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents as part of what's called the Criminal Alien Program. But CAP does not focus on immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes and who have thus demonstrated that they do not belong here. In 2009, 57% of the immigrants deported under CAP had no criminal convictions. Under the more recent Secure Communities program, the number of noncriminal deportations is even higher. For example, in Jefferson Parish, La., 71% of those deported through Secure Communities were noncriminals.

Gee, I feel safer.

You can read the full story here.

Comments (0)

Post a Comment