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Should Medford Follow Somerville’s Lead on Relaxed Immigration Enforcement?

Somerville’s mayor is expected to limit the holding of undocumented immigrants by police.

Should Medford Follow Somerville’s Lead on Relaxed Immigration Enforcement?

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is expected to sign an executive order Thursday that would limit the time his police officers could hold undocumented immigrants solely on immigration violations, according to the Boston Herald.

Which begs the question: Should Medford follow Somerville’s lead?

Let us know in the comments below.

Curtatone’s order would be unprecedented in Massachusetts.

“This is morally the right thing to do,” he told the Herald.

After the order in Somerville, undocumented immigrants will only be held by police if they have a warrant out for their arrest or for non-immigration-related legal reasons, according to the report.

Read the Boston Herald’s full report >>

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