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Should Belmont Follow Somerville’s Lead on Relaxed Immigration Enforcement?

Somerville’s mayor is expected to limit the holding of undocumented immigrants by police.

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone.
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone.

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is expected to sign an executive order Thursday that would limit the time his police officers could hold undocumented immigrants solely on immigration violations, according to the Boston Herald.

Which begs the question: Should Belmont follow Somerville’s lead?

Let us know in the comments below.

Curtatone’s order would be unprecedented in Massachusetts.

“This is morally the right thing to do,” he told the Herald.

After the order in Somerville, undocumented immigrants will only be held by police if they have a warrant out for their arrest or for non-immigration-related legal reasons, according to the report.

Read the Boston Herald’s full report >>

Waverly Watchdog May 22, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Why bother to enforce ANY laws? If some sector of society is effectively immune from suffering any consequences for their actions, there is really no society left. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is Progressive pols, trying to please their base, the Occupy crowd.... society's freeloaders and moochers. Illegals are a drain on resources paid for with Other Peoples' Money, far in excess of anything they contribute. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The real problem is that Democrats believe "illegal immigrant" really means "furure Democratic voter". And, they want a continuing influx, otherwise why would they oppose border security first legislation? There is noother valid reason.

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