Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Bill That Would Make Massachusetts A 'Sanctuary State'The Safe Communities Act is meant to limit interaction between local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Boston Approves New Limits On Police In Immigration MattersThe City Council approved amendments to Boston’s Trust Act, which limits the role city officials play in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge Withdrawal Of Rule Denying Green Cards To Poor ImmigrantsThe administration says it wants to ensure immigrants gaining legal status are self-sufficient.
Boston Police Sergeant Removed As ICE LiaisonBoston's mayor says the city is taking another look at how police interact with federal immigration officials amid questions over whether the department has violated the Trust Act, a city regulation meant to prevent police involvement in civil immigration cases.
Massachusetts Courts Ask ICE To Stop Deporting Defendants Pending TrialJudges identified at least 13 cases where defendants have been removed from the country without the court system's knowledge.
Boston Citizenship Workshop Helps Immigrants Apply For NaturalizationThe City of Boston hosted the sixth annual Citizenship Day Saturday, where volunteers helped eligible permanent residents fill out paperwork to apply for naturalization.
Mass. Immigration Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Fast-Tracked DeportationsMassachusetts immigrant rights activists are challenging the Trump administration's expansion of deportation powers.
Civil Rights Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Immigrant Medical Care CasesCivil rights groups are suing President Donald Trump's administration over its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment and other hardships.
Bill To Make Driver's Licenses Available To Undocumented Immigrants Debated At Massachusetts State HouseFourteen states, including Connecticut and Vermont, have laws in place allowing all residents to acquire some type of license or permit regardless of immigration status.
Maura Healey Joins Other State AGs Seeking Answers On Immigrant Medical Care CasesThe Trump administration has stopped considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain the country for medical treatment and other hardships.
Bill Would Let Massachusetts Residents Living In Country Illegally Get Driver's LicensesThe Massachusetts House and Senate are planning to hold a joint hearing on two bills that would let immigrants living in the state illegally get driver's licenses.