Tomorrow, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary will be holding a hearing on House Bill (“H.B.”) 1228, which, if passed, would make Massachusetts a “sanctuary state” for illegal aliens and prohibit Massachusetts law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials.
We need your help to stop this bill. Please call members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary today and urge them to oppose H.B. 1228.
Tell members of the Committee:
- H.B. 1228 priorities the interests of criminal aliens over the safety of Massachusetts residents and visitors.
- H.B. 1228 will create a magnet for illegal aliens to move to Massachusetts and add to the overall financial burden of providing education and public services, while reducing job availability for legal residents.
- H.B. 1228 impedes the enforcement of immigration law by denying U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) the critical assistance it needs. Without state and local assistance, ICE cannot effectively accomplish its statutorily mandated mission to identify and remove criminal aliens who are already custody and subject to deportation.
- Sanctuary policies, like H.B. 1228, accommodate those who are violating our immigration laws, threaten public safety, and insult those legal immigrants who waited patiently to enter this country legally.
We stopped a similar bill introduced last year with your help. Call today and demand that members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary stop this bill.
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