Friday, August 12, 2011

NALACC calls on President Obama to end the "Secure Communities" program...

The National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), is calling on President Obama to ended the so called "Secure Communities" program which actually leads to insecurity and fear in immigrant communities. They further call on Obama to end his massive program of deportations. Please see below for more and sign on to the online petition. And please join us for a protest here in Chicago next Tuesday, August 16th at 11:00 AM at the Chicago Cultural Center, 79 E. Washington to march to Obama's campaign HQ...

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Secure Communities Brings Insecurity: Latino Immigrant Communities Reject President Obama’s Deportation Scheme

The ill-conceived program known as “Secure Communities” has been harmful to community & police relations and it should end once and for all

Chicago, IL – On Friday, August 5, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, announced its decision to unilaterally move forward with the national implementation of the ill-conceived program known as "Secured Communities" or "S-Comm." The alleged purpose of this program is to deport immigrant criminal offenders who reside unlawfully in the U.S. However, it has mainly served to deport individuals whose only infraction is to live in this country without a visa. In most cases, these foreign nationals (primarily from Mexico and Central American and Caribbean countries) are deported for violating the U.S. immigration law, which is known to be broken, obsolete and inhumane.

To read the full press release, please click here

Take Action NOW!

NALACC will join the following national actions and encourages allies to do the same. and its allies are planning to collect and deliver thousands of petitions tObamaProtest 3o the Obama Administration demanding an end the S-Comm program at 11 am on Tuesday, August 16th at the national headquarters of the Obama for America campaign office in Chicago and are also asking allies to organize similar deliveries in other cities that same Tuesday, the 16th.

For more information contact Carlos Roa, at or (305) 744-1951.

Also, please sign the petition asking Obama to end the S-Comm program immediately! To see petition click on the following link:

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network along with STOP-INSECURE-COMUNITIES (1) other groups, including NALACC member organizations such as Centro Presente, plan to mobilize actions during the following ICE community hearings.

For more information contact Sarahi Uribe at

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  1. Very interesting newsblog! I especially like the historical references to earlier worker struggles and the prominent role Pilsen has played. In addition, Pilsen residents have also played prominent roles in more recent labor struggles, like the National Video strike in 1964. Pablo Torres, a Pilsen activist comes to mind.

  2. Thank you. I appreciate your comment. I will have more on Pilsen history up on the blog soon.