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Immigrants' Rights

Statement on Governor Baker’s legislation to illegally detain immigrants

Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, today released the following statement in response to Governor Baker’s filed immigration legislation:

Governor Baker’s proposed legislation in response to last week’s groundbreaking ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial court on ICE detainers is constitutionally suspect because it attempts to authorize state and local law enforcement to detain people without due process. Last week’s Lunn decision by the Court was a major victory for the residents of Massachusetts against the Trump deportation machine. Why Governor Baker would attempt to aid President Trump is unsettling – as both a legal and political matter.

Click here for more information about the court’s Lunn decision.

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