Bring Secure Communities Back To The Empire State

June 9, 2011

I just received an e-mail from the president of NY ICE which provides some good suggestions for voicing your displeasure with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent decision to gut Secure Communities in order to pander to illegal aliens and their advocates within New York State. Her press release is reproduced in full below.

Hi NY ICers!

Well, this came as no surprise.

Our governor, Andrew Cuomo, has suspended the program called “Secure Communities”, which would allow for communication between ICE agents and the NYPD.

This is what Cuomo’s lawyer, a graduate of Columbia Law School, Mylan Denerstein had to say about the reason for the “suspension”:

In a June 1 letter to the Department of Homeland Security, Cuomo’s counsel Mylan Denerstein noted that since the commencement of Cuomo’s administration in January, “we have received numerous complaints and questions about the purpose and implementation of the Secure Communities Program to which the prior administration committed New York State.”

I contacted Cuomo’s Office and spoke with someone whose name sounded like “Jovan” and she said that if I want an answer to the question of WHEN this “suspension” will be lifted, I should email Cuomo using the form online, which I did.

This is my e-mail:

I am VERY disappointed in your decision to suspend Secure Communities.  This would help LEGAL New Yorkers, which is with whom your allegiance should lie.  SUPPORT Secure Communities! WHEN do you intend to lift the suspension of this program??  Please get back to me.

Here’s what I’m asking NY ICers to do:

Call *and* email Cuomo’s office and ask when he intends to LIFT the suspension of “Secure Communities”, which is a program you should say you SUPPORT.

Here is the contact information:


Phone: 518-474-8390

As always, try to get the name of the staffer you speak to.

Let me know how it goes.  This war is far from over.  Let me know how your contact of Cuomo’s Office goes! 

Joanna, President of  (NY ICE) New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement.

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