Testimony on Needs of HIV+ LGBT Immigrants | May 2011
HIV Law Project testified before The New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration. HIV Law Project sought to draw the Council’s attention to the negative impact of the Secure Communities program, or S-Comm, on HIV+ immigrants. S-Comm is a voluntary program whereby local law enforcement agencies agree to hare with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the fingerprints of any immigrant who is arrested. Fingerprints are shared automatically and instantly, even if the individual arrested is later proven to be innocent or is found guilty of an extremely minor offense such as traffic tickets. The public hearing was held on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 250 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY.