Wednesday, August 11, 2010

InSecure Communities


According to today's Los Angeles Times, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be increasing its use of the IDENT database, even though this database has produced false positives leading to the arrest of legal residents and U.S. citizens. ("Secure Communities" is the Orwellian name of the program for rolling out its use by local law enforcement agencies.)

On Sunday Colorado public radio station KDNK's Matt Katz and I discussed a specific case of an IDENT screw-up that he's been covering in Carbondale, where, on July 20, 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents stormed into the home of U.S. citizen Marco Guevara with the intent of deporting him.

The conversation is about 15 minutes and you can listen here.

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

The radio site is not available anymore is there another way to find it?
I would like to here it.

jacqueline stevens said...

Thanks for your interest; you're right that the link doesn't work. I'll try to see if I can track it down. If you send me your email address I can shoot you a message if/when it's up. jacqueline-stevens AT northwestern.edu

 
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