Immigration

A promise to Dreamers worth keeping

A promise to Dreamers worth keeping

We must protect vulnerable students affected by DACA change

AS STUDENTS RETURN to school this week, many will face the humdrum childhood challenges that each new year brings – subjects to conquer, friends to meet, and challenges to overcome. Some, however, enter the classroom facing a country where their protections are crumbling around them, set into motion by President Trump’s decision to end the(...)

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Trump ends DACA; Markey says Congress will respond

Trump ends DACA; Markey says Congress will respond

Senator calls action ‘plain evil,’ Healey calls Sessions a liar

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION on Tuesday ordered an end to an executive branch program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation, prompting an outpouring of opposition from top officials in Massachusetts. The Obama-era program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, allows minors who entered the country illegally and were raised primarily in the United States to receive(...)

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Some sanctuary city police chiefs back Baker ICE detainer bill

Some sanctuary city police chiefs back Baker ICE detainer bill

Chelsea’s Brian Kyes calls governor’s bill a ‘fair compromise’

SOME MASSACHUSETTS POLICE CHIEFS appear to be staking out a different position than the communities they represent on how to handle detainer requests from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Police Chiefs Association on Monday released an endorsement of legislation filed by Gov.(...)

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On immigration, Baker follows Trump playbook

On immigration, Baker follows Trump playbook

Governor’s legislation is likely unconstitutional

ON JULY 24, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in the case of Lunn v. Commonwealth, holding that Massachusetts law enforcement officers lack authority to hold individuals on the sole strength of a federal immigration detainer. In response, Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation to allow Massachusetts law enforcement officers to detain targets of(...)

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Taking on the Trump deportation machine

Taking on the Trump deportation machine

Let’s stop collaborating beyond what the law requires

MANY OF US CHOOSE TO LIVE in Massachusetts because of its freedom, relative to the rest of the world. While imperfect, our Commonwealth is safer, richer, cleaner, and fairer than most other places I’ve lived. This position of relative privilege and freedom gives Massachusetts residents both the opportunity and the obligation to work together to(...)

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