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Should Melrose 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 Melrose 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 >>

FGB May 22, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Is the word "illegal" really that hard to understand?
Julie DeLillo May 22, 2014 at 08:36 AM
I agree with Jake, I want a heads up so I can sell my house before it's value diminishes.
saracena8 May 22, 2014 at 09:51 AM
now is good time to sell, kill 2 birds with one stone, you make your money and we get rid of bigots in our city, a win win for all...
FGB May 22, 2014 at 10:22 AM
When did enforcing laws become the same as bigotry?
Dave Gray May 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM
All this PC foolishness is really getting out of hand. If you're here illegally, you're entitled to...............................nothing.

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