Local control out the window as Feds take over
Washington has decided to run roughshod over local and state decisions to opt out of ICE’s (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Secure Communities Program whereby local law enforcement officials are required to act like ICE agents and turn anyone in on suspected immigration charges. Up until now, local communities and even states could choose to opt out – New York, Massachussets and Illinois had chosen not to participate. Not any more. Starting soon there will be no opt out and all law enforcement officers will have a new role – de facto ICE agents.