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San Francisco Bay Area Immigration Blog

Secure Communities Program

On May 15, 2014, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that “Secure Communities” is in need of a “fresh start,” and suggested that the controversial program should be overhauled to focus on persons with convictions and prior criminal records. Introduced in 2008 by former President George W. Bush, Secure Communities (“S-Comm”) is a federal