Centro Presente and the Immigration Working Group at Occupy Boston are calling an URGENT ACTION!
Since it was revealed that the City of Boston had been quietly participating in Secure Communities, Centro Presente, with the support of many other organizations has been running a campaign to educate, organize and mobilize our community against this program and work together for more JUST COMMUNITIES/COMUNIDADES JUSTAS FOR ALL!
Secure Communities, a data-sharing program between local law enforcement, ICE and the FBI, has been in force in Boston as a pilot program since 2006. The stated goal of the program is to target "dangerous criminals" who happen to be undocumented. However, according to statistics obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), of the 230 individuals deported under this program between November 2008 and July 2010 in Boston, 54% of them were categorized as being "non-criminals."
Supporters: AFSC Project VOICE, Boston New Sanctuary Movement, Brazilian Immigrant Center, Cambridge United for Justice with Peace, Centro Presente, CISPES, CORES, Immigration Working Group of Occupy Boston, Jobs With Justice,
Student Immigrant Movement and United for a Fair Economy.
Occupy Boston City Hall Against Secure Communities