Secure Communities in DC

Secure Communities in DC

The D.C. Council unanimously passed emergency legislation to limit the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities, which went into effect Tuesday in the District.

The D.C. Council unanimously passed emergency legislation to limit the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities, which went into effect Tuesday in the District. Secure Communities requires that local law enforcement share fingerprints with federal immigration authorities and detain individuals if asked to do so. Immigration advocates applauded the Council's move, while some in law enforcement say it will make the streets less safe.

Guests

Paromita Shah

Associate Director, National Immigration Project, National Lawyers Guild

Kristopher Baumann

Chairman, Fraternal Order of Police Metropolitan Police Department Labor Committee

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