While yesterday’s Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling was an important piece of the puzzle, we must remain vigilant. The status of thousands of Massachusetts families continues to be in jeopardy due to the cruel, regressive and unpredictable behavior of ICE under the Trump administration. Now more than ever we must stand strong and united to support the immigrant families that are a vital part of the backbone of communities across the Commonwealth.
The Welcome Project’s steadfast commitment to all immigrants is why we continue to build our rapid response plan helping immigrants. We continue to support important state legislation like the Safer Communities Act and against deputization of municipal law enforcement to act as ICE agents. Both bills help families stay together and keep our community safe for all. On the local level, we work with our elected officials to improve our sanctuary city status, and that immigrants have a voice in the decision-making processes.