Say “No” to Making Massachusetts a Sanctuary State

6223344920_ecc53d21b4_bTomorrow, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will be holding a public hearing on Senate Bill 1258 (SB 1258), which, if passed, would make Massachusetts a “sanctuary state” for illegal aliens and prohibit Massachusetts law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. The hearing will be held at 10:00am in State House, Room B-1.

We need your help to stop this bill. Please calmembers of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security today and urge them to oppose SB 1258.

Tell members of the Committee:

  • SB 1258 prioritizes the interests of criminal aliens over the safety of Massachusetts residents and visitors.
  • SB 1258 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.
  • SB 1258 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 SB 1258, 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 have stopped similar bills with your help. Call today and demand that members of Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security stop this bill.

  • Senate Chair James Timilty: 617-722-1222
  • Senate Vice Chair Michael Moore: 617-722-1485
  • House Chair Harold Naughton, Jr.: 617-722-2230
  • House Vice Chair Linda Dean Campbell: 617-722-2430
  • Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz: 617-722-1673
  • Sen. Jennifer Flanagan: 617-722-1230
  • Sen. Richard Ross: 617-722-1555
  • Sen. James Welch: 617-722-1660
  • Rep. Bruce Ayers: 617-722-2230
  • Rep. James Cantwell: 617-722-2140
  • Rep. James J. Dwyer: 617-722-2220
  • Rep. Paul Heroux: 617-722-2090
  • Rep. Rady Mom: 617-722-2460
  • Rep. Alan Silvia: 617-722-2877
  • Rep. Paul Tucker: 617-722-2400
  • Rep. David Vieira: 617-722-2230
  • Rep. Timothy Whelan: 617-722-2014

For more information about what you can do, contact your FAIR Field Representative.

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Content written by Federation for American Immigration Reform staff.


  1. avatar

    But it’s not really a problem according to most of the media, who are in full propaganda mode with the Pew Research and Center for Migration Studies claims that the illegal population is actually falling.

    There are many problems with these so called studies. One of the biggest is that they focus on the return of Mexicans to Mexico when they are no longer even the majority of those crossing the southern border. As we have witnessed there have been hundreds of thousands of Central Americans who are crossing in the last two years. Nor is there any evidence at all that previous Central American have returned home. These studies myopic focus on Mexican illegals renders them invalid.

    And as has been explained on this site, the Dept of Homeland Security itself said that over half a million people last year did not leave when required by their visa leave date and are still in the country. Apparently those who do these “studies” only address their will-of-the-wisp estimates and not the hard figures provided by the government. They just wave a magic wand and half a million illegals disappear.