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Mayor-elect Walsh announces opposition to "Secure Communities"

ACLU of Massachusetts praises Boston's incoming mayor for standing up to the Federal S-Comm deportation dragnet.

TRUST Act heads to state Judiciary Committee

Massachusetts bill seeks to limit impact of controversial "Secure Communities" deportation program.

En español: Audiencia para el Acta de Confianza en la Cámara Estatal de Massachusetts

Immigrant advocates rally Wednesday for Massachusetts TRUST Act

Campaign aims to protect immigrant families from mass deportation and move immigration debate forward.

Three reasons why S-Comm numbers do not add up


Laura Rotolo

Laura Rótolo, FOIA counsel and community advocate for the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this guest blog for Boston.com.

Sunday's article on Secure Communities asks some important questions. Why, despite the Obama administration's focus on deporting criminals, do the numbers tell a different story? Why does the administration's signature program, Secure Communities (S-Comm), continue to deport so many undocumented workers and so few dangerous persons?

"Show me your papers" comes to Massachusetts

Matt Segal

 
Matthew R. Segal, legal director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this guest blog for Boston.com.
 

Starting on May 15, the federal government will effectively force Massachusetts--that’s right, force--to participate in “Secure Communities,” an immigration dragnet that risks pushing Massachusetts toward an Arizona-style “show me your papers” regime.

This is bad news for all Massachusetts residents. S-Comm promotes racial profiling, jeopardizes public safety, and inhibits economic growth. Although the federal government seems intent on implementing this flawed program anyway, Massachusetts officials should try to limit the havoc that it wreaks.