Press Advisory: Immigrant Advocates Condemn S-Comm, President's Massive Deportation Program
Press Advisory: Immigrant Advocates Condemn S-Comm, President’s Massive Deportation Program
Patricia, Montes, Centro Presente, 617-959-3108
WHEN: Tuesday, May, 15th at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Massachusetts Democratic Party Headquarters, 77 Summer St. 10th Floor, Boston, MA.
Boston, MA- As part of the “Just Communities” campaign, Centro Presente and its allies are calling for an action in response to the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security would start the Secure Communities program in all of Massachusetts on May 15th.
Centro Presente has been leading a campaign called “Just Communities” against the implementation of S-Comm in Massachusetts for the past two years. “Starting on May 15th 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.
It is clear that the US government does not have the political will to transform the US immigration system. Centro Presente recognizes that the Secure Communities Program is only one component of a larger problem with the U.S. Government’s current “Enforcement Only” response to immigration in this country.
“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.