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Media Perspective on Secure Communities in U.S.
Journalism & Communication
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Name Course Name Instructor Date Media Perspective on Secure Communities in United States The program of Secure Communities was initiated in 2008 to encourage information sharing among the federal, state and local law enforcers in the United States. The program is geared towards the deportation of individuals that are found illegally in the country.
At the initial stages of implementation, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement took a firm stand that was later diluted by the civil society and the media. According to a report by Alex Johnson, a reporter with NBC News, the agency was stringent in the adoption of the policy. The report states that they were not ready to tolerate opposition from neither the state agencies nor the county authorities. The process seemed difficult but the authority was very keen on its implementation, the media further reported on the issue especially on the criticism and dissatisfaction by the state governments. The New York Times reported about the incidence as well as CNN. Some of the media platforms have their personnel criticizing the nature in which the agency was planning to approach the issue. As early as 2010, two years after its adoption the policy started gaining media popularity for all the wrong reasons. The agency was purported to have been deporting innocent individuals. According to their report released in the 2010, up to 27% of the deportees were individuals that had not participated in any criminal activity (Johnson 1). ...
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