TASK FORCE INFORMATION:
>> VOTE YES ON 4: As you know, Question 4 was approved by the Attorney General after the Secretary of State published his Information for Voters. The issue of Driver’s Licenses for undocumented foreign nationals will still appear on the ballot. What you may not know is that the question will appear on the overside of the ballot. Thus when speaking to your friends, please remember to mention that, so they will be able to vote on the Question. A YES vote means to keep the law as written. A no vote is to void the will of the legislature. The opposition is energized. PLEASE volunteer to participate in household canvassing and/or phone banks. To volunteer, contact the SAFE ROADS Coalition, ( https://saferoadsma.us/volunteer ) and then let me know so we can keep track of the efforts of the Task Force. The coalition is also seeking donations to purchase ads on social media. The opposition is putting forth a lot of misinformation, so you may want to familiarize yourself with the facts. And don’t forget to talk to you friends, neighbors and relatives about voting on Question 4, regardless of whether you are for or against the question.
>> Debate. If you are interested in viewing a debate about Question 4, tune in to Keller at Large on Channel 4, moderated by the highly respected political commentator, John Keller ( https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/video/watch-the-complete-question-4-debate-access-to-drivers-licenses/ ) and listen to Lydia Edwards debate the republican candidate for attorney general, James McMahon. The question is really about safety of those driving – that they have established their identity, have been both language and road tested and are driving inspected, insured vehicles.
(My comment: It’s really too bad that there is not a truth meter to test the veracity of statistics thrown about by Mr McMahon. Words have meaning: “Illegal aliens” is tossed about to incite, when the correct term is “undocumented foreign nationals”. Bringing light to the subject would be far more useful than enflaming passions.)
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NEWS
>>On Sept 27th, CNN reported: White House hosts meeting of 19 Western Hemisphere nations to begin coordinated efforts on migrants SEE: https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/27/politics/white-house-western-hemisphere-migration/index.html
>> Reuters reports that a U.S. appeals court struck down California’s ban on privately run immigrant detention centers in a challenge brought by private prison operator GEO Group and the Biden Administration. SEE: https://www.reuters.com/legal/geo-group-wins-legal-challenge-california-private-immigrant-prisons-2022-09-26/
>> In this Think Immigration blog post , AILA member Sarah Peterson follows up on her recent testimony before Congress in a hearing about the need for immigration reform to help immigrant health-care workers and also benefit U.S. communities that desperately need trained doctors and nurses. Ms. Peterson also describes two pieces of legislation that could make a real difference. SEE: https://thinkimmigration.org/blog/2022/09/27/the-healthcare-crisis-and-smart-immigration-solution-that-congress-needed-to-hear-about/?utm_
>> WGBH aired an interview discussing What is a Sanctuary City. SEE: