MA Trust Act

Dear Sen. Brownsberger, I urge you to support and to bring to a vote S1135/H1613, the Massachusetts Trust Act. It is no secret that our federal immigration policy is severely broken, littered with outdated and inhumane laws. While Congress continues to argue and debate, thousands of people are being deported, leaving children without parents and […]

Report on the Employer E-Verify System

  The Massachusetts Fiscal Year 2012 Budget is currently in conference committee; the House and Senate working on negotiations over its final draft. Recently, the Senate passed its own version of the Fair Employment and Security amendment, Section 122.   Much of this amendment, particularly sections 1-7, regards the implementation of the Homeland Security created […]

Illegal Immigration and Public Housing

Access to public housing is another matter where there is ambiguity and debate when it comes to illegal immigration.  Access to federal housing is restricted based on immigration status, but notably, access to state housing does not depend on immigration status.  This has been the case since 1977, when U.S. District Court ruled in Weeks […]

Illegal Immigrant Employment and Benefit Use

Illegal immigration has become even more of a hot-button issue in our country due to the Arizona law and in Massachusetts from the proposed budget amendments on immigration.  I am researching the facts about the immigration situation in Massachusetts, and this post will explore the linked issue of immigrant employment and welfare use. The subjects […]