Your Saturday Immigration Rundown: 08.20.2011

Imagine 2050 Staff • Aug 20, 2011

Hey, hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. For obvious reasons, we’ve devoted a healthy amount of space to the Secure Communities hearing and protests in Chicago, as well as the recent announcement from the White House of case-by-case reviews of deportation/detention cases. As always, Twitter handles have been provided when readily available. Please give @Imagine2050 a follow, as well. Enjoy!


  • “New Policy On Deportations Allows Some Non-Criminal Undocumented Immigrants To Stay,” by Elise Foley (@elise_foley), Huffington Post. > click here
  • Here’s the White House’s statement on the new deportation policy: “Immigration Update: Maximizing Public Safety and Better Focusing Resources,” from the White House Blog. > click here
  • Cogent rundown of the Secure Communities program, for those unfamiliar: “Immigration 101: What is the Secure Communities Program?” by Damarys Ocana (@latinamagazine), Latina. > click here
  • Recap and video footage  from the Chicago SCOMM public hearing this past week: “DHS Hearing Ends in Walk-Out, Arrest of Undocumented Youth in Chicago,” by bloewe (@ndlon & @altoarizona), Turning the Tide. > click here
  • More recapping the arrests made at the SCOMM hearing in Chicago, with personal testimonies from some of the youth involved: “Six Undocumented Youth Arrested in Chicago Action Against Secure Communities,” from the Immigrant Youth Justice League (@IYJL). > click here
  • More on the frustrations Latinos feel towards President Obama: “Latinos To Obama: Change On Immigration Or Else,” by Elise Foley (@elise_foley), Huffington Post. > click here
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