10 Days to Sanctuary State Hearing

There are just 10 days remaining until the legislative hearing on the Safe Communities Act which would make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. We need individuals to testify.  In particular we are looking for doctors, public school teachers, current and former law enforcement officers, and legal immigrants. Please send us an mail if you can testify. “Safe Communities” aka Sanctuary State…

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Update: Backdoor Sanctuary State Bill “Pulled”

We received word earlier today that HB 3033, which would’ve prevented state funds from being used to coordinate state and local law enforcement with federal immigration enforcement, has been pulled and will not be voted today. The Democratic leadership had hoped that they could schedule a hearing for the Sanctuary State bill on June 9th, and then slip this other…

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Possible Sanctuary State Vote This Wednesday

The sanctuary city debate remains a hot topic all across Massachusetts and there are major developments this week. This Wednesday, the legislature may take up a bill (HB 3033) that would prevent the use of state resources to carry out the important 287(g) agreements that delegate Immigration and Customs Enforcement authority to officers at the state and local level. We…

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“Confidential Health Care” or Secret Abortions?

Earlier this week the legislature heard testimony on HB 2960 and SB 591 regarding encouraging children and spouses to keep important health care decisions from their families. Dubbed, Act Relative to “Confidential Healthcare” this legislation would change the law regarding explanations of benefits forms health insurance policy holders receive, and exempt abortions, birth control, or sex-reassignment activities from them. We…

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Greater Boston: Sheriff Hodgson v. Rep. Cabral

From Jim Braude’s show last night: Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, an outspoken critic of sanctuary cities who offered to have some of his prisoners build the wall, and Representative Antonio Cabral, who filled today’s bills, joined Jim for a discussion on where the state immigration debate goes from here. In other news, the town of Arlington is the…

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