Acting on a request for House Immigration Subcommittee Ranking Democrat Zoe Lofgren, DHS' Office of Inspector General will launch an investigation of the Secure Communities program.


[Note: Apologies to readers for inadvertantly initially noting the 287(g) program was being investigated. Secure Communities is similar to 287(g) in terms of DHS entering in to agreements with state and local law enforcement. Secure Communities is largely about information sharing between the agencies while 287(g) allows local law enforcement to carry out arrests and detention of immigrants. The programs are often discussed jointly and both have come under criticism, but as a few readers have correctly noted, they are different.]