Keeping Communities Safe

The events of the last few days make clear that we should expect rapid change, arbitrary harshness and continuing confusion in federal immigration policy.

That makes it essential that Massachusetts define its own clear policies as to the role of local and state criminal justice authorities in enforcing federal immigration policy. That is why I intend to sign on as a cosponsor of the “the Safe Communities Act”.

Delegation of Immigration Authority Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality

In anticipation of changes to deportation policy federally, what can Massachusetts do to keep ICE enforcement actions relatively humane, at least in this state? The wording here, https://www.ice.gov/287g , suggests …