Tag Archives: secure communities

Governor Patrick – Yes We Can! put MA residents as risk

(Start those calls – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Our esteemed Governor announced this morning that after conducting Pubic Forums on the federal Secure Communities program, he has decided we want out. Hmmmm – how many of these forums (before you cancelled half of them) did you attend, Sir? This dangerous, illogical, strategic, politically-calculated-to-drive-support-to-Obama decision brings to mind those…

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Patrick/Murray reverse course (again!) on Secure Communities

Remember the Secure Communities Program?  If you don’t, read this and this for quick background. Nutshell: Governor Patrick took some well-deserved flak late in the 2010 Governor’s race for his clumsy prevarication on Massachusetts’ failure to join the vast majority of other states in a federal program under which state and local law enforcement officials provide finger print information on…

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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…

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