The second article is about the formal response of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton to a report issued last September by the Task Force on Secure Communities. The 14-member Task Force was chaired by PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler and included 5 PERF members: PERF President Charles Ramsey; Las Vegas Sheriff Douglas Gillespie; Tucson Chief Roberto Villasenor; Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez; and Harris County, TX Sheriff Adrian Garcia. Director Morton created the Task Force because ICE realized that there are significant concerns in many cities about how Secure Communities functions. The Task Force produced a tough assessment of the program and specific recommendations to improve the operation of Secure Communities and increase its credibility with the public. In his formal response, Director Morton stated that ICE agrees with nearly all of the Task Force's recommendations, and he outlined steps that ICE is taking to implement them. This issue of the Clips also includes links to the Task Force Report and Director Morton's response.