The New York Times has a follow up on the three states opting out of Secure Communities that we talked about on Tuesday. Professor Schuck makes some solid points about the seamless nature of this data-sharing and how it can be useful in identifying and deporting dangerous offenders.
He gets a little off the rails with the “qualified amnesty” program, but overall, the point he makes about the need for an essential nationwide enforcement system and sharing of data is on point. As he concludes:
“The three governors who have abandoned the program rather than working to improve it seem to be making a grand gesture intended more to impress their political bases than to strengthen immigration enforcement.”