-The New York Times, October 18, 2011 by Julia Preston
“If Secure Communities was working properly,” the report said, a match under the program “should never result in the apprehension” of a citizen.
-KQED News, October 19, 2011 Host Tara Siler
“The unauthorized population in this country: 77% are Latinos, 13% Hatians, 6% from Europe and Canada. In our sample, 93% of the people identified for deportation were Latino…. We recommend the government consider suspending this program until they fix clearly the problems that we have outlined.”
-Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 19, 2011 by Jason Hoppin
“When we found this, we were quite disturbed because we didn’t expect to see U.S. citizens in the sample,” said Aarti Kohli, director of immigration policy at the Warren Institute.
-The Denver Post, October 20, 2011 by Nancy Lofholm
“We think Secure Communities should be suspended until they address the problems,” said Aarti Kohli, director of immigration policy at the University of California Berkeley School of Law’s Warren Institute.
-Hispanically Speaking News, October 21, 2011 by HS News Staff
“The government’s own data has consistently shown that most of the people impacted by this program have no criminal record or are low-level offenders. To lock these people up in detention centers without access to attorneys or an opportunity to see a judge is undemocratic,” said Kohli.
-The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 24, 2011 by Michael Matza
The report, “Secure Communities by the Numbers,” concluded that many immigrants “are pushed rapidly through the system, without appropriate checks or opportunities to challenge their detention and/or deportation.”