An Interview with Dan Cadman

By Dan Cadman, Bryan Griffith, and Jessica M. Vaughan on December 15, 2013

 

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Dan Cadman is a retired INS / ICE official with thirty years of government experience. Mr. Cadman served as a senior supervisor and manager at headquarters, as well as at field offices both domestically and abroad. Within the immigration law enforcement field, Mr. Cadman's knowledge and experience encompass, among other things, criminal aliens, employer sanctions, and national security and terrorism matters.
 


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An Introduction to Dan Cadman

 

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What is the Secure Communities Program?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, explains what the Secure Communities Program is used for and how it is structured.

 

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Why Do Local Law Enforcement Agencies Support Secure Communities?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, discusses the benefits of the Secure Communities Program to local law enforcement.

 

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Do Any Law Enforcement Agencies Oppose Secure Communities?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, considers how local and state politics can effect the use of the Secure Communities program.

 

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Why ICE Files Detainers Before Criminal Convictions.

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, explains why ICE secures detainers on illegal aliens upon their arrest, as opposed to after convictions.

 

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Is Secure Communities a Fiscal Burden?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, discusses how the Secure Communities Program makes fiscal sense and how those localities who refuse to use the program can receive Federal funds while refusing cooperation.

 

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Does Secure Communities Foster Racial Profiling and Erode Trust of Immigrants?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, discusses the accusations of racial profiling that have been made against the Secure Communities Program.

 

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Is Secure Communities a Substitute for 287(g)?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, explains how the 287(g) Program can supplement the Secure Communities Program.

 

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Could Secure Communities be Voluntary?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, recalls the mixed messages concerning the mandated use of the Secure Communities Program roll-out.

 

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Do Political Agendas Undermine Secure Communities?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, discusses the effect a political agenda of the executive branch can have on the use of the Secure Communities Program.

 

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What is the "End Game" for ICE?

 

Dan Cadman, former INS / ICE official, considers what the long term goals of Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be.

 

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