Massachusetts Is Not Arizona: Say No Racial Profiling in our State
Massachusetts lawmakers are attacking our communities, yet again. They're trying to take away the basic rights of our immigrant brothers and sisters to housing, education, work, and travel.
They're setting up a system for people to anonymously report anyone they "suspect" is undocumented to the Attorney General, an idea that has racial profiling written all over it. And they're trying to turn all of our local police officers into immigration agents through harmful federal programs like S-COMM.
The Joint Committee on the Judiciary is holding a hearing on this bill, tomorrow, February 28. Tell the members of the committee that this is not the Massachusetts you want to live in.
UPDATE: The Judiciary Committee didn't vote on the bill on Feb. 28, but they have to take action on it before March 21. Please continue to get as many people as possible to sign onto this as you can to stop them from reporting the bill favorably out of committee.
UPDATE 2: The bill continues to languish in the Judiciary Committee. As is traditional in the Massachusetts State House, members are being opaque about the process and where members of the committee stand on their votes.