Monday, May 14, 2012

Massachusetts immigrant advocates act to denounce S-Comm implementation

Boston, MA-The announcement that the Department of Homeland Security would start the Secure Communities program in all of Massachusetts on May 15 has prompted immigrant advocates to call for action in response
The response is part of a campaign called "Just Communities" against the implementation of S-Comm in Massachusetts. The campaign, led by the agency Centro Presente, has been operating in Massachusetts for the past two years.

“Starting on May 15 we are going to denounce every case of the deportation of undocumented immigrants who have no criminal records and denounce the violation of the basic human rights of undocumented immigrants in our state,” said Patricia Montes, Centro Presente’s Executive Director. 
Immigration reform rally (file photo)
The Secure Communities Program, known as S-Comm, is one component the U.S. Government’s current “Enforcement Only” response to immigration in this country. The agency is certain that the US government does not have the political will to transform the US immigration system, relying instead on a problematic enforcement only approach.

“The US government does not have the political will to address the real causes that force people to come to the US without the proper documentation in the first place. People are coming as a result of the implementation of US economic foreign policies that are increasing poverty in our countries of origin, policies that are just benefiting multinational corporations. 

"In the U.S. corporations like the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) are part of a five billion dollar a year industry that benefits from the implementation of anti-migrant legislation like SB-1070 in Arizona that they helped to write,” concluded Montes.

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez ( Republican ) opposes and criticizes Mitt Romney and GOP on Immigration. Proposes a DREAM Act-style pathway to citizenship, and a great part of the illegal population to remain in the U.S. while following standard naturalization procedures

“‘Self-deport?’ What the heck does that mean?” Martinez snaps. “I have no doubt Hispanics have been alienated during this campaign. But now there’s an opportunity for Gov. Romney to have a sincere conversation about what we can do and why.”

So Marco Rubio and Susana Martinez are proposing plans that are in total Contradiction to what Mitt Romney has said during the Republican Primaries.

Mitt Romney will have a tough time doing a U-Turn in Immigration.

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