Monthly Archives: May 2020

Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala

Task Force member, Val Kistler, is raising money for NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala) with a goal of raising $5,000. Her family has been personally involved in this organization which provides life saving work protecting life and territory in Guatemala, with similarly impacted communities in the US – building horizontal exchanges [...]

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Massachusetts Immigration Legislation Roundup: Week of May 17, 2020

Emergency ITIN Bill Driver's Licenses for All Safe Communities Act Plus, please contact State and Federal Legislators about the violence in Bristol County jail on May 1: After a brawl at Bristol County jail involving Sheriff, advocates for immigrant detainees call for an investigation. Please request the following: 1) an immediate investigation into the riot2) [...]

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Safe Communities Act

Thank you to everyone who emailed the members of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security urging action from them last week. The SCA Campaign is asking for advocates to keep the momentum going because we have just two weeks until the June 1st deadline. They have created a super easy toolkit where [...]

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Driver’s Licenses for All

The Driver’s Licenses for All bill was voted out of Joint Committee on Transportation favorably, but needs some energy to move it to the floor for a vote. The DFF Coalition is hosting Driving Without Fear: A Virtual Town Hall this Thursday, May 21st at 6 PM to come together virtually to elevate why we [...]

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Emergency ITIN Bill

New! Emergency ITIN bill: Did you know that 57,000 MA residents who paid state and federal income taxes in 2019 were denied a federal stimulus check because they used an ITIN number—Individual Taxpayer ID Number? There is a bill in the MA Legislature to remedy this: S.2659/ HD.503 An Act to Provide Equal Stimulus Checks [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – May 6, 2020

HAPPY CINCO De MAYO !This email is coming early because of time sensitive items.>       Jen Muroff sent me a request that you consider contacting our political leaders concerning the incident in Sheriff Hodgson’s Bristol County House of Correct.  Please see the attached “Sheriff Hodgson”.>       The Congressional Research Service has published a [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – May 1, 2020

I hope all of you and your families are well. As you know events in immigration are moving quickly. The information contained in the "From the Chair" emails are up to date as of the date noted in the following items. Last week, April 23, I sent an email that included an item that a [...]

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