Engage Your Legislators on the Safe Communities Act

The Safe Communities Act is alive and well! The Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security recently filed an extension for the Safe Communities Act (S.1579 and H.2418). The Committee has extended the deadline to June 1st.

Immigrant communities cannot wait any longer for the Safe Communities Act. In the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, they deserve reassurance that they can safely participate in testing, treatment, contact tracing, and vaccination without fear of immigration consequences. Immigrants – and their children – should not have to fear that seeking help from local authorities will result in deportation and family separation. Passing the Safe Communities Act will communicate loud and clear that in Massachusetts, everyone can seek help, protections and treatment without fear of deportation.

Ask your legislators to weigh in with the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security in favor of a swift favorable report for the Safe Communities Act. This is an urgent public health and public safety matter and it is time for Massachusetts to take action.

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