Secure Communities, Priority Enforcement, and IDENT/IAFIS Interoperability: Recommendations for Effective Reform

33 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2015

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Robert Goodis

The Goodis Center for Research and Reform, Inc.

Date Written: April 27, 2015

Abstract

This essay explores an immigration enforcement strategy known as IDENT/IAFIS Interoperability, comparing the strategy under its original Secure Communities structure, and under the recently-announced Priority Enforcement Program (PEP). In addition to Secure Communities and PEP, this paper discusses related enforcement programs, overall immigration enforcement goals, and the outcomes of recent enforcement efforts. The paper examines Constitutional challenges to the enforcement programs, and explores deeper issues related to the spectrum of state and local criminal laws, community trust in law enforcement, and dangers of the immigration detention system as it currently exists. Ultimately, this essay provides policy recommendations to address the challenges introduced by Secure Communities and the Priority Enforcement Program.

Keywords: Immigration, Immigration Law, Immigration Policy, Immigration Policy and Enforcement, Immigration Detention and Deportation

Suggested Citation

Goodis, Robert, Secure Communities, Priority Enforcement, and IDENT/IAFIS Interoperability: Recommendations for Effective Reform (April 27, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2630458 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2630458

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