The Nation Magazine Homes In On ICE's Dubious Reforms to Secure Communities

The Nation magazine appropriately recognize in a recent article entitled “Driving While Immigrant,” that Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) planned reforms to the  Secure Communities Initiative, which requires local and state police to run the fingerprints of those they arrest through federal databases, aren’t likely to lessen racial profiling. In the article Rights Working Group Executive Director Margaret Huang speaks of how racial profiling in immigration enforcement has become accepted in the context of national security. "Part of the reason it's become acceptable to use racial profiling in immigration enforcement is because it has been deliberately tied into the national security context," Huang said. She added that the "theory and reality of Secure Communities is so far apart, it's hard to reconcile."