Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Secure Communities…The Time is Now

In case you missed it, multiple media outlets have reported that an individual suspected of drunk driving and operating without a license struck and killed a man in Milford this past weekend. The other side of the equation; the person charged with these crimes is an illegal immigrant with a criminal record.

According to reports in the Boston Globe relative to the fatal accident that took place in Milford over the weekend, Nicolas Guaman is being arraigned on eight charges, including vehicular homicide while under the influence, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Mr. Guaman is also living illegally in the United States.
Once again, it has taken another case of an individual’s death to bring to light the issue of Secure Communities. Media reports and information from the Milford Police Department shed light on the fact the Mr. Guaman had been arrested in 2008 on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and at least one public employee and of breaking and entering.

This latest case begs the question as to whether or not the tragic and untimely death of this individual in Milford can be laid at the doorstop of the government, and their inability or unwillingness to address the issue of Secure Communities and the broader issue of illegal immigration.