Tag Archives: secure communities

Memo to Deval and Jamie: Public Safety trumps so called ‘Publicity Stunt’

Let’s be clear: The Secure Communities Act focuses on illegal immigrants with prior arrests or convictions, who continue to threaten public safety. Thank you, Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson for reminding Gov. Patrick yet again that [the Sheriffs] “are not looking to grab headlines, we’re looking to grab criminals.” Massachusetts residents have the real perspective on the value of these…

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Senate President supports Secure Communities. Publicity stunt!!

Senate President Therese Murray today joined the parade of usual Patrick Administration allies expressing puzzlement at the Governor’s refusal to enact the Secure Communities program to share arrest data with federal immigration authorities.  In her typical, plain-spoken style during a radio interview on WATD, the Senate President eviscerated the Governor’s position with this seventeen word distillation of delicious common sense:…

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Sheriffs choose DIY immigration enforcement after ICE says no to SC

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Last week Sheriffs McDonald (Plymouth), Hodgson (Bristol) and Evangelidis (Worcester) traveled to Washington to try to persuade ICE to activate the Secure Communities program here, as they keep promising to do.  ICE again refused (why is anybody’s guess), but offered the sheriffs an even better alternative:  287(g).   Secure Communities is based…

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Autumn of the Illegal

Remember the ‘Summer of the Shark’?  Those few warm months in the days prior to 9/11 when it seemed every week brought a new horrific news story about some innocent bather munched by a wedge-finned terror from below?  It wasn’t actually the case that the sharks were rising up to take back the oceans; shark attacks just happened to be…

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Marlborough Councilor Matt Elder Restarts Secure Communities Fight

Based on recent developments City Councilor Matt Elder of Marlborough has restarted his quest for the City to enact Secure Communities. With a recent OUI arrest of an illegal immigrant living in Marborough, Ward 3 City Councilor Matt Elder is once again reaching out to public safety officials trying to enter the city into the safety program. “Recently you’ve seen…

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