The Center for Constitutional Rights has been advocating against ICE's "Secure Communities" (S-Comm) program, which automatically runs the fingerprints of arrestees through immigration databases and targets them for detention and deportation-even if their criminal charges are minor or eventually dismissed. S-Comm currently operates in 38 states and authorizes state and local police to be responsible for the enforcement of federal immigration law.
The Center, along with our allies, has also been fighting to halt the roundups, detention, and deportations of hundreds of Haitians in the U.S. ICE recently lifted the ban on deportations to Haiti that had been in place since the earthquake one year ago. Almost immediately after his transfer, one man died of cholera-like symptoms after being detained in a Haitian jail. CCR is shocked that the U.S. is deporting people to Haiti at a time when cholera is rampant and detention has become equivalent to a death sentence.
Come learn more about CCR's immigration work and help us protect immigrants from human rights violations!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
12:30PM (lunch will be provided)
Center for Constitutional Rights, 666 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10012
Please contact rsvp@CCRjustice.org or call 212-614-6489. Space is limited! Please RSVP by Thursday, February 17.
Center for Constitutional Rights ll 666 Broadway 7th floor NY, NY 10012 ll 212-614-6464 ll www.ccrjustice.org