Safe Communities bill in Mass. Legislature would block immigration enforcement


Safe Communities bill in Mass. Legislature would block immigration enforcement

It’s an uphill battle — but it’s worth it to keep all community members safe.That’s how local legislators described the Safe Communities Act, currently pending in the House and Senate, that would prohibit officers or employees of the Commonwealth from performing the functions of an immigration officer and generally forbid law enforcement agencies from inquiring about a person’s immigration status.”Wherever people live, they should feel comfortable with their local law enforcement,” said Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier of the 3rd Berkshire District, who is co-sponsoring the act along with the rest of the Berkshires’ legislative delegation.The late Gailanne M. Cariddi …

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