Friday, September 26, 2014

Secure Communities program not making communities safer

One of the first comprehensive statistical analyses of the federal Secure Communities program - which engages local jailers as immigration agents to deport immigrants accused of crimes - found that the program "led to no meaningful reductions in the FBI index crime rate. Nor has it reduced rates of violent crime — homicide, rape, robbery, or aggravated assault. This evidence shows that the program has not served its central objective of making communities safer."

Texas Sheriffs, take notice and cease participation in this program.

H/T: Sentencing Law & Policy


Anonymous said...

Deporting criminals is just not right.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Not a question of right or wrong - it's not affordable nor effective, fails to contribute measurably to public safety, breaks up families, and creates disincentives for witnesses and crime victims to cooperate with police. The world is not black and white and on balance, this particular Obummer program is a flop.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Note to trolls: If you want to address the arguments in the linked article, please do. Generic, off-topic immigration bashing will be excised. I'm sick of all the culture-war garbage.