Category Archives: safe communities

Call to Action- Barnstable Sheriff Community Meeting re: partnership with ICE

Please join us at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s community meeting regarding the department’s partnership with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Wednesday February 13, at 3pm, 239 Main St. in Buzzards Bay (map). The information and propaganda surrounding the Barnstable County Sheriff’s signing onto the to the federal program, 287g – essentially becoming an arm of ICE – has been

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Use your voice! Will your legislator support local immigrants?

The Safe Communities Act is stuck in committee and will die there, without ever making it to the floor for a legislative vote if the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security doesn’t act by FEBRUARY 7. This would mean the people we elect to serve us in the state legislature would not have the opportunity to REPRESENT us. Furthermore, Cape Cod has now become more anti-immigrant, as our own sheriff has now agreed to take money from the federal government to make his deputies extensions of ICE.

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Call to Action: Call for Safe Communities on Monday!

This call comes from Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) Please share with your networks – we want an overwhelming show of support: Hundreds of people were at the State House Friday to show their support for the Safe Communities Act, which has a hearing from 10 am to 3 pm before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and

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Call to Action: Support the Safe Communities Act in Brewster, Dennis and Eastham

Correction: Dennis Town Meeting is the 2nd On April 26, the third night of Wellfleet’s town meeting, the Safe Communities Act Article was passed. It is a victory for immigrants on Cape Cod and for the members of the Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities whose members are working on issues that effect local immigrants. Thank you Wellfleet! Cape Cod Women

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