Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone Says NO to Secure Communities
Immigrant Advocates Push Bill To Help Reduce Deportations In Mass.Immigrant advocates are pressing lawmakers to back legislation they say will help reduce the level of deportations in Massachusetts.
Keller @ Large: One-On-One With Gov. PatrickPolitical analyst Jon Keller spoke with Governor Deval Patrick about the local economy and the Secure Communities program.
Secure Communities Program Takes Effect In MassachusettsA federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants arrested for crimes has gone into effect in Massachusetts, despite concerns raised by Gov. Deval Patrick and others.
Secure Communities To Go Into Effect In Mass. Despite ProtestsThe information sharing program will go into effect in Massachusetts on Tuesday.
Activists Disrupt Sheriffs' Immigration News ConferenceA Statehouse news conference by sheriffs calling for tougher enforcement of immigration laws ended abruptly on Wednesday after pro-immigrant activists entered the room to protest.
Patrick Reaches Out To Family Of Man Killed By Illegal ImmigrantGov. Deval Patrick has reached out directly to the family of a Milford man allegedly killed by a drunk driver who was also an illegal immigrant.
Keller @ Large: Family Of Man Allegedly Killed By Illegal Immigrant Blasts PatrickIt's a case that has galvanized protest and political backlash: the recent hit-and-run killing of a young man in Milford. Jon Keller is at large.
Mayor Menino Threatens To Quit Immigration Crackdown ProgramMayor Menino is threatening to end the city of Boston’s participation in a federal illegal immigration crackdown program.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Says "NO" to Secure Communities Program
Hundreds Protest In Chelsea Over Immigration Enforcement ProgramHundreds of people came out to protest - loudly - against a proposed plan immigrant advocates fear could break up families and cast too wide a net.
Advocates To Meet Over Controversial Immigration Status-Check ProgramState officials are hosting its only Boston-area community meeting with immigrant advocates over a controversial federal program that checks the immigration status of people who are arrested.