The Massachusetts State Senate has written to the President urging reversal of his harmful policy of separating families at the border.
Every once in a while you run into a story that you can’t quite believe and you just want to hear more.
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Senate adopted this resolution, which I was pleased to support. In the discussion around the vote, one of the most moving statements came from a new member of the Senate, Adam Hinds, who served for a number of years in Syria and Iraq for the UN.
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 […]
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”.
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 […]