Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Immigration Program Faces Protests

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Hundreds of protesters gathered in Los Angeles Monday to protest a controversial immigration enforcement program, authorities said.

The demonstrators came to address a federal task force considering changes to the Secure Communities program, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security procedure that distributes fingerprints collected by state and local police agencies to help immigration authorities identify and deport tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“I’m here asking the government to end this Secure Communities program,” said Blanca Perez, an undocumented worker arrested for selling ice cream from a street cart who is facing deportation proceedings.

“I am not a criminal, nor am I a bad person. I am simply a person who wants to work.”

The task force will recommend changes to the program, often criticized for targeting minor offenders, to “focus on individuals who pose a threat to public safety, national security or to the integrity of the immigration system,” the Department of Homeland Security said.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Immigration Program Faces Protests”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.