Yearly Archives: 2020

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Newsletter from the Chair – November 15, 2020

TASK FORCE INFORMATION:I am sorry for the delay in sending this issue of From the Chair, but my email was down for the better part of last week.LITIGATION: >> On Nov 2, 2020 The Federal district court in Cook County, Illinois, et al v. Wolf et. al., (19-cv-6334),  granted summary judgment in favor of  Plaintiffs on their  claim that the Department [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – October 23, 2020

>>TIME SENSITIVE:  The Task Force has received an invitation from the Town Manager to send two members to participate in a three session workshop (via Zoom) “Countering Hate & Fostering Inclusion in Needham”. If you would like to represent the Task Force, please let me know as soon as possible. I must submit our names by October 30th.  PLEASE ACCESS THE FOLLOWING [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – October 7, 2020

TASK FORCE MATTERS:  Our next meeting will be held on October 12th at 7:00pm.  An invitation will be sent with the zoom information shortly. GOVERNMENT REPORTS:>> Roll Call reports that a report issued by the DHS Office of the Inspector General is casting doubt on DHS's ability to protect its massive repository of personal data from hackers amid a push by the Trump administration to vastly expand its collection of [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – October 2, 2020

TASK FORCE MATTERS:Our next meeting will be held on October 12 at 7:00PM.  Please email me any item you wish included in the agenda.Thanks to Will for designing the new letter head for From the Chair.Bill has prepared a list of legislation in the MA Legislature that we should be tracking.  See the attached. GOVERNMENT [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – September 21, 2020

TASK FORCE NEWS:        The minutes from the September meeting are attached.  Please send me any corrections.LEGISLATION:>>. The Work and Family Mobility Bill (driver’s licenses for undocumented) is languishing in the MA Senate Ways and Means Committee after receiving a favorable vote in the Transportation Committee on April 21, 2020. Thanks to Bill [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – September 4, 2020

TASK FORCE MATTERS Don’t forget - our next meeting will be held Monday, Sept 14 via zoom, at 7:00PM.  Please email me with any agenda item you wish to have included in the meeting notice no later than noon on WEDNESDAY, September 9.If you have a suggestion for a GUEST SPEAKER, please contact me as soon as [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – August 21, 2020

TASK FORCE NEWS Mark your calendar:  Our next Zoom meeting will be held on Monday September 14 at 7:00PMFood for thought:  Constitution and Citizenship Day is celebrated on Feb 17th.  What should we do during that week? A guest speaker? ADMINISTRATION ACTIONS >>IMPACT OF FILING FEE INCREASES: On July 29, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – August 9, 2020

TASK FORCE NEWS:The next From the Chair will be sent on Aug 21st.  Items must be received by Wednesday, noon on Aug 19th.Our first Meeting of the year (via ZOOM) will be held on September 14th        Personal comment:There is a VERY powerful 6 part documentary on Netflix entitled “Immigration Nation”. The statement [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – July 17, 2020

TASK FORCE UPDATES:I am including items that many of you may have missed during the past two weeks. Next From the Chair will be emailed on 7/31. If you have any computers or flat screen monitors you are not using that are younger than eight years old, Will may be able to refurbish the unit [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – July 3, 2020

Hi all:I hope you enjoy the 4th of July, and you and your family are staying safe.TASK FORCE MATTERS:The Minutes from our June 15th meeting are attached.Our next meeting will be held on September 7th at 7:00PM.TIME SENSITIVE MATTERS:AILA has asked that interested parties comment on the proposed regulation that will basically decimate asylum.  Please [...]

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