Statement | Re: Suspension of Secure Communities Program in New York

Martin Malavé Dilan

June 02, 2011

“Governor Cuomo’s suspension of the federal Secure Communities program in New York State is welcomed news. This program was a misallocation of resources that did nothing more than needlessly threaten the rights of Brooklyn’s immigrant communities.

"Any program that fails to bring enforcement and immigrant communities to the table to work together only compounds the problems they both face.”