Monday, June 6, 2011

Faith Leaders Applaud New York’s Suspension of Deportation Program

by New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC
June 1, 2011

New York, NY (June 1, 2011) – Faith leaders today voiced enthusiastic support for Governor Cuomo’s suspension of the mass deportation program known as “Secure Communities.”

“Our spiritual mission is to welcome the stranger among us, and to clothe and feed them. Exiling immigrants is against our principles,” said Reverend Susan Switzer, Co-Chair of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City. “For too long, we have seen our congregations disappear before our eyes because of these deportation programs. We are grateful Governor Cuomo has taken a courageous stance to pull New York out of Secure Communities.” [...]

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Gov. Cuomo pulls New York out of federal Secure Communities immigration fingerprinting program
BY Kenneth Lovett and Larry Mcshane, New York Daily News
June 1, 2011

New York State is suspending its participation in the controversial Secure Communities program that shared the fingerprints of anyone arrested with immigration officials.

Gov. Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday, saying there's mounting evidence the program, rolled out just five months ago, isn't working. [...]

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