Jay Gonzalez, a Needham Democrat, announced he will run for governor next year. Admirably, he has started his campaign by emphasizing diversity and sanctuary, including support for the Safe Communities Act. From his recent interview with the Needham Times: "I’m convinced that fear about different people, differences among people, are usually a function of a [...]
Pedro Pirez of Tara Construction Do employers now feel that they have free reign to abuse and steal wages from undocumented workers? It appears that may now be the case. Jose Flores, a thirty-seven year old immigrant from Honduras, was working for Tara Construction, when his leg was broken on a job site. [...]
Life in an ICE detention center on Mother's Day: https://theintercept.com/2017/05/14/mothers-day-in-an-ice-detention-center/
After ICE Stakes Out a Church Homeless Shelter, Charities Worry Immigrants Will Fear Getting Help Read the full article on The Intercept.
Alarmed by President Trump’s increasingly hostile stances, several local school departments have sought to reassure parents, students, and teachers that protections remain in place for immigrant and transgender students. Read the full story on the Boston Globe's website.
President Trump's call for a weekly report on crimes committed by immigrants will be difficult considering a 2015 study that shows "not only are immigrants less likely to commit serious crimes or be incarcerated than native-born residents, but high rates of immigration correlate with even lower rates of violent and property crimes." In fact, only [...]