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Somerville mayor sets out sanctuary city welcome mat

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone speaks with reporters following a news conference announcing a goal of creating 185,000 new units of housing in the region, October 2, 2018 in Somerville, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Angela Rowlings/Boston Herald)
By PETER LUCAS |
PUBLISHED: April 19, 2019 at 1:36 am | UPDATED: April 19, 2019 at 8:20 am
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Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone responds to ICE operation in Facebook statement
“What this raid demonstrates is that sanctuary cities are in compliance with the law.”
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone. –David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
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Dialynn Dwyer

September 29, 2017
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone is calling the Thursday arrests of hundreds of immigrants across the country on federal immigration violations an act of “political theater.”
“The ginned up controversy over sanctuary cities has never been about the law,” Curtatone wrote on Facebook Friday. “It’s been about misinforming the public to create a political issue of cities on the other side of the political aisle. If ICE wants to deport undocumented criminal offenders, it can do that. It literally just did that.”
Almost 500 people were arrested as part of the raid by ICE that targeted so-called sanctuary cities, with 50 immigrants taken into custody in Massachusetts, according to The Boston Globe. Thirty of the people arrested in the Bay State had criminal records, but the rest did not, according to figures provided to the Globeby ICE.
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Curtatone said that the raid actually demonstrated that so-called “sanctuary cities” are not “sheltering undocumented criminals.” He also explained that in Somerville, which has maintained its position as a sanctuary city for 30 years, when someone is arrested their information is entered into a federal database, which is how ICE is informed that an undocumented immigrant has committed a crime.
“The only thing stopping ICE from deporting undocumented residents with criminal arrests is ICE,” he said. “What this raid demonstrates is that sanctuary cities are in compliance with the law.”
Read his full statement below:

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Cambridge and Somerville Announce Joint Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants

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Demonstrators hold signs opposing President Donald Trump's immigration policies at a 2017 rally in Harvard Square.
Photo: Timothy R. O'Meara
By Declan J. Knieriem, Crimson Staff WriterMarch 20, 2019
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Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern and Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced the cities’ creation of the United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants in a joint press release Monday.
The initiative is a partnership between the two cities and the Cambridge
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Anti-ICE Tattle-Tale Phone Line Goes Live In Somerville
By Evan Lips | March 29, 2018, 17:33 EDT
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone (Evan Lips — NewBostonPost)


Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story initially reported the city of Somerville’s launching of an immigration-related hotline. The hotline was launched jointly via several nonprofits.
SOMERVILLE — The birthplace of so-called “sanctuary city” policies, which bar police from sharing arrestees’ information with federal immigration officials, is stepping up its resistance to President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
March saw the soft launch of a program known as the Somerville Response Network, an initiative described as “an ongoing collaboration of local government, nonprofits, and other community members established to create a citywide plan to assist families torn apart by ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] raids.”
The “rapid response plan” calls for residents who hear word, or even witness, ICE operations to text or call a city telephone number — prompting an alert. The service has yet to go live. According to a recent update, the system is currently holding drills, while organizers have said they are seeking volunteers.
Kenia Alfaro, development coordinator for The Welcome Project — which describes itself as an outfit dedicated to promoting “education and advocacy with Somerville’s immigrant community” — told the Somerville Journal that while there “is a lot of fear in our immigrant communities” and “though we can’t put a halt to the actions of the federal government, we can be prepared to help families in our city affected by ICE arrests or deportation move forward in the face of uncertainty.”
“The Rapid Response Network is really just a loose network of people who can provide a wide range of support to families affected by an ICE raid,” David Gibbs, executive director of the Community Action Agency of Somerville, one of the organizations behind the program, said in a recent statement.

The locally-based resistance echoes the controversial decision by a Democratic state representative from Brockton, Michelle DuBois, to take to social media in March 2017 after she apparently heard rumors of a planned ICE raid in her city.
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone has not been shy about his opposition to Trump’s law-and-order stance on immigration. During his inaugural address in January 2017, Curtatone vowed to maintain his city’s sanctuary policies.
During an April 2017 roundtable discussion that included Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, an outspoken critic of illegal immigration, Curtatone — who had labeled Hodgson in the past as a “jack-booted thug” over his law-and-order stances — defended Somerville’s sanctuary policies and claimed that “if someone is a violent person and has a criminal warrant we work with them [ICE] to deport that person, you don’t get a free pass in Somerville
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Everyone Is Missing the Point About Sanctuary Cities
Instead, focus on 287(g) agreements.
by KYLE SCOTT CLAUSS·2/17/2017, 3:26 p.m.

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if we have learned anything in this first month of the trump presidency, it’s how malleable the term “sanctuary” can be, with respect to protections afforded undocumented immigrants. and given the frenetic pace of this administration, it can be hard to keep track of all the moving parts, and which ones could prove decisive in the debate over immigration policy.
mayor marty walsh signed the trust act in 2014, prohibiting boston police from detaining anyone based on their immigration status unless they have a criminal warrant. still, boston wasn’t considered to be a full-blown “sanctuary city,” like cambridge, which has long embraced the label. just before announcing his mayoral bid, councillor tito jackson suggested that boston make the leap to full sanctuary status, though what this meant wasn’t immediately clear
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What happens to Boston and other sanctuary cities named on ICE’s detainer report?

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Elizabeth Warren speak to people gathered in Copley Square to protest Trump's immigration orders earlier this year. –Darren McCollester / Getty Images
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s first list of so-called sanctuary cities produced a lot of names — and not a ton of immediate clarity.
The reported inaccuracies notwithstanding, the list — released as part of ICE’sfirst weekly “detainer” report Monday — of self-identified sanctuaries was just that. It included no information about what might happen to the 118 listed localities — including Boston and four other Massachusetts cities — where law enforcement limits their cooperation with ICE efforts to deport undocumented immigrants
1. None of the links you provide state what you claim. Literally nothing says that these cities will withhold someone's identity after an arrest until after completion of the arraignment and bail hearing ONLY if they are suspected of being an illegal immigrant.

2. It looks like a little snowflake got triggered when asked to find evidence to support their crazy nutjob claims...

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Diamondraider

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You need to apply some critical thinking.

Perhaps reading more slowly will help you comprehend.
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1. None of the links you provide state what you claim. Literally nothing says that these cities will withhold someone's identity after an arrest until after completion of the arraignment and bail hearing ONLY if they are suspected of being an illegal immigrant.

2. It looks like a little snowflake got triggered when asked to find evidence to support their crazy nutjob claims...

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Boston and SOmerville both acknowledge they will enter data into the federal database. They will not hold prisoners for ICE.

The programs I also posted come from our taxes. When we have areas under policed, you can thank the asshats that pay non Citizens while citizens lack services

It’s a travesty.

My god you are naive.
 

Goodellsux

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Not sure what you wanted to see.

I wish I could UN-see it
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They will not disclose that the criminals are illegal.
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Yesterday, he announced the first Safe Drug Consumption site in the US.

And with DA Rachel Rollins attacking the police for dispersing the Methadone mile crowd on the heels of a group of them jumping a LEO, I think the horse has left the barn.
Yeah, like they’re actually doing something about it. As soon as all the press dies down regarding the sheriffs department cop, things will be back to normal and methadone mile.

And how is giving a junkie a safe place to shoot up helping them?
 

RepublicanMikePence

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You need to apply some critical thinking.

Perhaps reading more slowly will help you comprehend.
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Boston and SOmerville both acknowledge they will enter data into the federal database. They will not hold prisoners for ICE.

The programs I also posted come from our taxes. When we have areas under policed, you can thank the asshats that pay non Citizens while citizens lack services

It’s a travesty.

My god you are naive.
The snowflake is still triggered.

Frankie says relax...
 

Ghwwe72

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State police had 93S completely shut down with a ton of cruisers last night. One car facing the other way and it looked like someone being taken into custody. Anybody know the backstory?

John1975 was giving a seminar to the police on how they should quit and become a rideshare driver
 
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