Show DescriptionThis month’s show focuses mainly on the activation of DHS’s Secure Communities in New York State. We will also continue to look at detention conditions and efforts to not only bring awareness, but to ultimately shut these awful places down. The Secure Communities program was fully activated in New York State on May 15th 2012, almost a year after the New York State Working Group Against Deportation (NYSWGAD) campaigned heavily to stop activation in 2011 and actually did get Gov. Cuomo to reject it.
On the day before Father’s Day, Families for Freedom’s Youth Committee along with adult nembers and allies will hold our annual vigil to raise awareness about American kids whose families are ripped apart due to the federal government’s draconian deportation policies.
What is Secure Communities and how does it impact our communities. Starting May 15th it is being implemented in NYC and has the potential to severely increase deportations. Infographic courtesy of Deportation Nation www.deportationnation.org Click here for an enlarged version.