June 24th Deadline for Committee Action on Safe Communities
Take Action for Safe Communities before the June 24th Deadline!
Longstanding state and local involvement in deportations discourages immigrants from seeking medical care, and prevents immigrant victims and witnesses from seeking police and court protection. Many immigrants—and their children—fear that seeking help from local authorities will result in deportation and family separation.
Massachusetts Safe Communities Act ( S.1579 and H.2418) would end voluntary police and court involvement in deportations, and communicate loud and clear that in Massachusetts, everyone can seek help, protection and treatment without fear of deportation. This is a message that immigrant communities desperately need to hear.
Here’s how you can help:
The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security has until June 24th to take action on the bill this session. Use our form to quickly send an email to committee members. They need to hear from you!