Keeping Communities Safe? f. CCR's Sunita Patel


Add to My Calendar Thursday, October 27, 2011


The Vera Institute of Justice and New York Law School present a panel discussion:

“Keeping Communities Safe? The Case For and Against Secure Communities  as Immigration Enforcement Policy” 


Reception: 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Presentation and Q&A: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Secure Communities is a federal program that seeks to realize U.S. Immigration and Customs  Enforcement priorities by identifying and removing noncitizens who have been involved in  criminal activities. Critics say that the program undermines trust between immigrant communities  and law enforcement and has led to the deportation of thousands of people who have no record of  committing serious crimes. 

Please join Vera and New York Law School for a panel discussion featuring four speakers with  differing perspectives on the program’s value and effects. 


Gary Mead, executive associate director of Enforcement and Removal Operations,  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Peter Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus  of Law and adjunct law professor, Yale Law School

David Soares, district attorney of Albany  County, New York

Sunita Patel, staff attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights 


Susan Shah, program director, Vera’s Center for Immigration and Justice  

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend.

A valid photo ID is also required. 

For more information, please call 212-376-3058 or write to 



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October 24, 2011