Petition to Secretary Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security

Across the country, counties are recognizing the damage to communities and public safety caused by police/ICE collaboration programs, such as “Secure Communities” or S-Comm. We've seen racial profiling and the diversion of scarce local resources when counties are coerced into conducting federal civil immigration enforcement. We've heard from families too afraid to approach police. And we've decided to end it. Counties, including Arlington, VA; Santa Clara County, CA; and San Francisco, CA have all voted to "opt-out" of ICE’s dangerous S-Comm program.

Unfortunately, Secretary Janet Napolitano has gone back on her word and is trying try stop counties from opting out of S-Comm.

Join us today in signing your individual letter to Secretary Napolitano to demand that she respect the right of counties to opt out of S-Comm now!

Marc Rapp

Department of Homeland Security

Sponsoring Organizations:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northern California Chapter
  • Arab Resource and Organizing Center
  • Arlington Coalition Against the Secure Communities Program
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • Asian Law Caucus
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Center
  • California Immigrant Policy Center
  • Central American Resource Center
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Center for Employment Training
  • Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
  • Community United Against Violence
  • DC Jobs with Justice
  • Dolores Street Community Services
  • Enlace Comunitario
  • Equality Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
  • Hayward Day Labor Center
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc.
  • InterAlliance Dialogue
  • International Institute of the Bay Area
  • La Collectiva
  • La Raza Centro Legal
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
  • Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center
  • Legal Services for Children
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Sacred Heart Community Services
  • Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
  • SF Day Labor Program
  • SF Immigrant Legal and Education Network
  • SF Immigrant Rights Defense Committee
  • Silicon Valley DeBug
  • Somos Mayfair
  • Steering Committee for Immigration Reform, JFI San Jose
  • Tenants and Workers United
  • Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
  • Voces de la Frontera
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network