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Push for immigration reform continues Locally in Mass

Immigrant groups say many minority communities in Massachusetts mistrust their local police. Advocates say about 1, 100 people are deported from America every year.  They say immigrant communities often fear police officers because a friend or relative could be discovered and deported. The Massachusetts Trust Act is meant to restore trust in law enforcement by keeping immigration issues out of the hands of local police and under the control of the federal government.  The bill ensures all residents, for regardless of their immigration status, can contact police without fear of deportation. “When immigrants see that a traffic stop or an arrest from the local police results in their deportation and separation of their family, that creates a lot of distress,” said Sarahi Uribe, Day Laborer Organizing Network Coordinator.


Immigration proposals fail America: Column

As he set forth his vision for immigration reform recently, pharm President Obama reminded Americans that we all hail from foreign stock. However true, "good for me, but not for thee" seems to have become our national mantra when it comes to welcoming people from other lands. Both the plans floated by Sen. Marco Rubio and the president have…


Ruiz: The only ‘real’ immigration reform must affect all of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants   – NY Daily News

‘ Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months, view clinic and I will sign it right away. And America will be better for it,” President Obama said Tuesday in his State of the Union address. “I’m here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform,” the President had said a couple of weeks before in…