secure communities http://wamc.org en VT Now Part of Feds' ‘Secure Communities’ Program http://wamc.org/post/vt-now-part-feds-secure-communities-program <p>The state of Vermont is now a part of a federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants arrested and charged with crimes.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 11:45:35 +0000 Pat Bradley 39572 at http://wamc.org VT Now Part of Feds' ‘Secure Communities’ Program Feds to Launch Secure Communities Program in MA http://wamc.org/post/feds-launch-secure-communities-program-ma <p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has notified state officials that they plan to launch the federal Secure Communities program in Massachusetts over the objections of Governor Deval Patrick and immigration activists.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan described Secure Communities as an information sharing program between federal agencies that can only be implemented by the federal government.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 11:36:40 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38585 at http://wamc.org Feds to Launch Secure Communities Program in MA