Immigration and ‘Secure Communities’

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)

From today’s Boston Globe op-ed by Jessican Vaughan & Mike Stopa:

MOST ILLEGAL immigrants worry about being deported, so it is not unusual that they fear the police. This fear erupted into protests when Governor Patrick announced in December that Massachusetts would implement Secure Communities, a federal program that helps Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) coordinate efforts with state and local police to find and remove criminal illegal immigrants.

What rational argument can there be for allowing illegal immigrants who commit crimes to stay here in defiance of immigration laws?

 Read the whole article here

Jessica Vaughan is a researcher with the Center for Immigration Studies. Mike Stopa is a nanophysicist at Harvard University who blogs at

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