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Advocates: Omit East Haven From Enforcement Program

Immigrant rights leaders also want new program implementation delayed statewide.

Immigrant advocates have asked Gov. Dannel Malloy to exempt East Haven from the Secure Communities program because of allegations that Latinos were unfairly harassed by East Haven Police.

An article in today’s New Haven Register said the Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, the Junta for Progressive Action and other immigrant advocates also planned to ask the governor to delay implementation of the immigration enforcement program statewide.

In addition, representatives from Community Immigrants of East Haven — the new grassroots group organzing this Saturday's unity/civil rights march — were also expected to join the others requesting the delay in Hartford this morning, Herman Zuniga, the organization's president, told East Haven Patch.

The Secure Communities program would share fingerprints and other arrest information between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and departments in Connecticut, and allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to request suspected undocumented aliens be held for 48 hours without charges.

The article reported that civil rights advocates believe the program is unconstitutional. The Yale Law School clinic wants to exempt East Haven because of the ongoing federal civil rights investigation here.

—Additional reporting by Julie Weisberg

Oh boy February 22, 2012 at 06:36 PM
soon we wont need a government, we can just do what ever the Yallies want us to do. Wo needs laws, when you have the yale kids running amuck.
Luigi (the original) February 22, 2012 at 07:32 PM
The "classic" East Haven response? This is a law abiding town for law abiding citizens. If you are not a citizen and here illegally, HOW could you also be LAW ABIDING?
Bob Fawkes February 22, 2012 at 07:59 PM
A paradoxical question you ask yourself there Luigi. If, as you say, East Haven "is a law abiding town for law abiding citizens", how can an ignorant law-breaking thief be elected mayor; a man so ignorant, that his own handlers put the muzzle on him in order to stop the flow of stupidity coming out of his mouth? HOW indeed?
Lou February 22, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Same way our president and every other politician gets elected Jaco.
Luigi (the original) February 22, 2012 at 08:06 PM
He is only ignorant to an ignorant person like yourself. You think because you can "turn a phrase" you are somehow smart? (My turn for the Haa haa haha hehe's) All your buddies from the last administration are just as ignorant. Like YOU BROW
Greg Tart February 22, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Also form the Yale Daily News- " Unfortunately, as a Yale Student, you can be profiled as an elitist , crybaby, drinking, arugula smoking, liberal troublemaker by middle class policemen. Profiling of rich Yale students takes the form of monitoring bars with a suggested occupancy of twenty which the Fascist police use to break up parties of Yalies of 120 or more. This is a fifth amendment violation- of the constitution, not a fifth of Bourbon (editors note). Note you do not have to walk a straight line, or otherwise incriminate yourself. The Yale Law Association, in con conjunction with the Junta for Reduced Spring Break Tickets to Aruba suggest you use the following rejoinders to these "policemen": 1. Listen, my great grandfather employed your grandfather in the mills; 2. Here's twenty dollars- take the Kids to the 3d showing of The Revenge of the Jedi 3. That is not my vomit. I dropped my organic cheese. 4. I am taking The Meaning of Existence 103- so I need my Pot 5. I am not "Drunk", as you call it- I have low blood pressure caused by global warming. Just remember that bad behavior by Yale Students is not against CT Law, and if you are detained from trawling to the next bar, Governor Malloy will make sure that the policeman is fired for restraint of trade--- and throw in another 250 Million for your trouble.
Luigi (the original) February 22, 2012 at 08:15 PM
OMG....... "I LOVE YOU man!"....... IF only PATCH had a "best post of the day" AWARD JULIE......oh JULIE, I got a nomination!!!!!!
Bob Fawkes February 22, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Luigi, at least you have the common sense to admit Maturo being ignorant. Lou, empty promises and lies might get him elected but it's the illegal criminal activity will lead to arrests. Many, many arrests Lou. Many... A cleansing almost...
Bob Fawkes February 22, 2012 at 08:20 PM
You forgot the classic "Don't tase me Bro!"
Luigi (the original) February 22, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Jacko I admitted nothing of the sort. He is human, like you and me he makes mistakes. But he is more honorable than you portray. Perhaps you have a personal loss because of his candidacy, I understand how that goes. But you are so far over the line with regard to the mayor, you lost sight of the ocean for the tear drop. Otherwise you're a funny guy.
Bob Fawkes February 22, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Probable cause. A person not carrying an ID is not probable cause for an arrest or a detention of any sort. 4th Amendment. Use it or lose it.
Luigi (the original) February 22, 2012 at 09:15 PM
If you see a man in a turban wearing a heavy vest and chanting Allahu Akbar. Is that "probable cause" or "profiling" ? Just asking.......
Patrick Madley February 23, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Luigi, I think that would be probable cause, hahahahaha.
Robert D. Hoff - Working for a better East Haven February 23, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Profiling,....since when is it against the law to wear a headress such as a hat,visor,turban etc and a vest please note in your rush to post your comments Luigi you made n error in that you did not state a bullet proof vest, a anti explosive vest but instead stated merely a heavy vest as it is known by people who shop for fall and winter attire vests do come in varying weights and yes some of them are "heavy". If I placed a red baseball cap on my head wore a heavier vest and yelled praise the lord would I be breaking the law or simply be practicing my first admendment rights?
Luigi (the original) February 23, 2012 at 02:12 PM
You are correct, this is profiling! Of course I really feel sorry for the souls of those 3000 plus, and their families who might hoped they were indeed safer in the USA. Liberal Socialism now prevails and the those of us who are the last PATRIOTS are sitting in the back seat, holding on while clowns operate the controls. The pendulum will swing back, and I can wait. GOOD LUCK at your MARCH (comrade Hoff),
Biagio Mazzucco III February 23, 2012 at 02:15 PM
"Immigrant advocates have asked Gov. Dannel Malloy to exempt East Haven from the Secure Communities program because of allegations that Latinos were unfairly harassed by East Haven Police." I see the word "allegations" and not the word "convicted". I guess Yale doesn't teach "innocent until proven guilty". I'm glad that Mayor Maturo realized that all these protests are nothing more than grandstanding.
patriot76 February 23, 2012 at 07:11 PM
they want an exemption so more illegals show up for the march. yale is a blight to what was once a great city. smelly hippies go home.
patriot76 February 23, 2012 at 07:17 PM
love how the libs can remember every amendment when it helps their cause, but when its used against them they claim its unfair, old, outdated, should be changed. yale is a cesspool of ignorance.

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