"[Secure Communities is] not a good recipe for the future of America. It makes us a lesser country. Something is callous; something is hard with[in] our hearts in terms of that philosophy that we can’t see through that."
Mark Curran, the Republican sheriff of Lake County, Ill., was initially onboard with the Obama administration's immigration program known as Secure Communities: “When you have local, state and federal law enforcement all sharing information, all working together, … that’s when we work best.” After seeing it in action, however, he’s become an outspoken critic. [These quotes are taken from] the edited transcript of an interview conducted on July 29, 2011.