Center Download Logo Congressional Hispanic Caucus To Obama: “Terminate all 287(g Controversial DHS Program Racially Profiled Immigrants and Persons of Color 10.01.2009 – Washington, DC— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released a letter urging President Obama to “immediately terminate” the Twitter Pitc Department of Homeland Security’s 287(g) program. The letter stated that the Congressional Obama: “Termi “misuse of the 287(g) program by its current participants has rendered it ineffective and dangerous to community safety.” News Facts Contact: Sar The letter states that the program—which relinquishes the power to enforce federal Chris Newm immigration laws to local law enforcement and correction agencies-lacked oversight, demonstrated alarming mismanagement, deteriorated public safety and Resource Li View the lett trust between communities and local law enforcement, diverted scarce resources, and was abused to “target immigrants and persons of color.” For these reasons, the Tags CHC urged the administration to abandon current efforts to reform the Bush- obama, imm implemented program and instead terminate it immediately. hispanic con arpaio Last month, 521 local and national advocates including the NAACP, ACLU, MALDEF, and others condemned the Obama Administration’s expansion of the program and asked the President for its immediate termination. “Sheriff Arpaio’s rampant racial profiling and civil rights abuses under the 287(g) program is but one example of a national disgrace,” said Salvador Reza of Puente in Phoenix, Arizona. He added, ” It is high time for the President to put an end to the racial profiling, terror, and the suffering of our communities by terminating the agreements once and for all.” Cesar Espinoza of America Para Todos in Houston urged local chiefs and sheriffs “to preserve real community safety by rejecting to re-sign the 287(g) agreements this month.” He explained that, “A program so flawed should be ended, not mended.” “Our country needs federal immigration reform not local terror. As the CHC letter states, the 287(g) and other similar programs fail to bring us closer to the goal of a renewed national policy on immigration.” said Diana Mejia Co-founder of Wind of the Spirit in Morristown, New Jersey. To view the full letter please click here: http://ndlon.org/images/documents/hcletterdhs.pdf Short URL: http://pitch.pe/27737 About Center for Media Justice The Center for Media Justice builds the power of progressive social movements to advance racial justice, economic equity, and human rights through the strategic use and transformation of media. Changing the Story: On Race. On Youth. On Media . Media Strategy and Action to Build a Movement. Contacting Center for Media Justice Center for Media Justice 1611 Telegraph, Suite 510 Oakland , CA 94612 510 768 7400 Website: http://centerformediajustice.org Press Contact Karlos Gauna Schmieder Office: 510 768 7400 x12 Cell: 505 363 4962 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/anotherpundit Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oakland-CA/Center-for-Media- Justice/12489359547 Twitter: http://twitter.com/mediajustice Interview Request Karlos Gauna Schmieder Office: 510 768 7400 x12 Cell: 505 363 4962 Email: email@example.com Product Sample Request Karlos Gauna Schmieder Office: 510 768 7400 x12 Cell: 505 363 4962 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org © Copyright 2009 PitchEngine, Inc.
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