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Businesses push for Safe Communities Act
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Businesses push for Safe Communities Act
A coalition of business leaders is pushing for the passage of the Safe Communities Act in the Massachusetts Legislature. The legislation would bar police in the state from acting as immigration law enforcers, bar police and court officials from inquiring about immigration status unless required to do so by law and create standards for local law enforcement interactions with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
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Documents reveal BPD-ICE relations
After police released 800 pages of emails between Boston Police Sgt. Detective Gregory Gallagher, an officer who serves as the department’s liaison with ICE, and ICE agents, city councilors are questioning whether the department violated the city’s Trust Act, which bars BPD officers from holding people in their custody or turning them over to ICE agents based solely on their immigration status.
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Pressley holds town hall in Randolph
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Pressley holds town hall in Randolph
The constituents who came to Stetson Hall in Randolph brought questions about immigration, impeachment, women’s rights and growing inequality to 7th District U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s town hall meeting Saturday.
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Immigrant activists push driver’s license bill
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Immigrant activists push driver’s license bill
Supporters of efforts to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain state driver’s licenses gathered at the State House on Sept. 4 to push for passage of the Work and Family Mobility Act.
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Activists press Rep. Lynch on immigration
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Activists press Rep. Lynch on immigration
Activists made simultaneous visits to the Boston, Quincy and Brockton offices of U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch time on July 25 to demand that the congressman support the closure of juvenile-migrant-detention facilities along the United States-Mexico border.
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Activists protest against detention centers
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Activists protest against detention centers
More than 1,000 protestors marched last Tuesday from the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston to the South Bay House of Correction in a demonstration against the United States government’s detention of immigrants in facilities at the U.S. border with Mexico and across the country.
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DACA changes hit local residents hard
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DACA changes hit local residents hard
Immigration restrictions put in place by the U.S. federal government have had negative effects on immigrant communities throughout the country, and those in Massachusetts are no exception.
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Immigration driving population growth in Greater Boston area
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Immigration driving population growth in Greater Boston area
Immigration and the rising cost of housing have driven dramatic changes in the Greater Boston area since 1990, according to a report released by The Boston Foundation last week.
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Local electeds urge support for immigration fix
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Local electeds urge support for immigration fix
At a rally on City Hall Plaza Monday afternoon, elected officials and immigrants voiced their support for immigrants living in the U.S. under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure.
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Council to probe ICE, Boston police
City Councilor Josh Zakim has called for a hearing on the Boston Police Department’s involvement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement following the 2017 arrest by ICE of an immigrant worker in Boston.
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ACLU seeks information on Boston Police Department’s ICE task force
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ACLU seeks information on Boston Police Department’s ICE task force
A 2017 arrest has prompted the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts to look into the Boston Police Department to determine the extent to which officers are working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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ICE detainees mount hunger strike at South Bay
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ICE detainees mount hunger strike at South Bay
Protesting what they say is a pattern of abuse and inhumane conditions at the Suffolk County House of Corrections, over 50 ICE detainees participated in a hunger strike beginning last Friday and lasting several days before it was stopped by corrections officers.
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