President Obama’s Executive Action Makes Changes To S-Comm

Tonight, President Obama announced his executive action on immigration that would protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation by granting legal status. Along with that, few changes to the iniquitous Secure Communities program was announced.

According to Alan Gomez of USA Today, “Under the president’s order, the program will be re-named to the Priority Enforcement Program, or PEP, and more importantly, it will only notify ICE agents that someone with an immigration violation has been arrested. The ICE official will not respond if the person does not fit into one of the priority groups.”

For highlights from Obama’s immigration plan, click here.



Come See President’s Announcement on Exec Order Together! Miremos el anuncio del Presidente sobre la acción ejecutiva juntos!

Come see the President’s announcement on executive action together, so together we can see how it affects our families, how it affects our city, and how we plan to continue our fight until all of our immigrant community is included!

Vengan a ver el anuncio del Presidente sobre la acción ejecutiva juntos, así juntos podemos ver como afecta a nuestras familias, como afecta a nuestra cuidad, y como vamos a seguir luchando hasta que toda nuestra comunidad inmigrante se incluida!

When: Thursday, November 20 @ 7:00pm in CST

Where: Mexitas Mexican Food @ 1109 N IH-35, Austin, Texas 78702

[Statesman] Despite criticism, Travis County sheriff stands by deportation program

By Philip Jankowski

In a Wednesday evening dialogue that at moments turned heated, Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton again defended his office’s participation in a federal program that helps deport immigrants arrested in Travis County.

The county currently participates voluntarily in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program known as Secure Communities, which places detainers on individuals who have been arrested by local authorities and may be in the country illegally.

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