ACLU’s Legal Intake Line

Senator Brownsberger’s office has received several calls asking how constituents can support families in the Senator’s district impacted by President Trump’s executive order relative to immigrants and refugees. For families seeking legal assistance, the ACLU of Massachusetts’s legal intake line is staffed Monday through Friday from 9-5: 617-482-3170 x100. A letter can also be faxed […]

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 to me that putting state and local officers on this task is something a state chooses to do itself not something imposed on it from […]