The Massachusetts State House, The Massachusetts State Senate, and Governor Charlie Baker
Support the "Safe Communities Act" of Massachusetts (Senate #1596, House #3052)
Defend civil liberties and civil rights in Massachusetts and show active solidarity with immigrants. Make us a Sanctuary State, a step toward creating a Sanctuary World – a peaceful world free of the terrifying oppression of war and violence.
Why is this important?
• Ensure no state support for a Muslim registry - It prohibits access to information in state databases for use in any federal registry program based on national origin, religion or other protected characteristics.
• Focus police on crime, not deportation - State, local and campus police will not participate in federal immigration enforcement activities, including inquiries, investigations, raids, arrests or detentions that are based solely on immigration status. When police act as ICE (immigration) agents, victims and witnesses of crime are afraid to call police, which makes us all less safe.
• Guarantee basic due process rights - It requires notice to immigrant detainees of their legal rights – in a language they understand.
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