Monday, June 13, 2011

Secure Communities: Congressional delegation asks Brown to suspend California's participation in Secure Communities program - Los Angeles Times

Secure Communities: Congressional delegation asks Brown to suspend California's participation in Secure Communities program - Los Angeles Times

Members of California's congressional delegation called on Gov. Jerry Brown Friday to join three other states in suspending participation in a controversial federal immigration enforcement program.

The seven Democratic representatives acted after the Los Angeles City Council voted overwhelmingly this week to support legislation allowing local communities to opt out of the Secure Communities program and Sheriff Lee Baca, a strong proponent, qualified his support in a letter to immigrant activists.

"This is not about trying to stop ICE from enforcing the law," said Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles). "It's about having them focus their attention on what they said Secure Communities was all about.

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