Senator Jamie Eldridge and Representative Ruth Balser filed Sanctuary State legislation, SB 1401 and HB 3573 ambiguously titled, “An Act to protect the civil rights and safety of all Massachusetts residents.” The House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means must decide whether to allow these bills to move forward or to kill them in Committee.
This Sanctuary State legislation prohibits police and other law enforcement personnel from questioning suspected criminals about their immigration status without first getting written consent from the detainee.
A recent example of what can happen with this dangerous legislation is a sexual-abuse and murder case in New York. A federal official blamed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the murder of a 92-year-old Queens woman by an illegal immigrant, citing that New York City’s “sanctuary policies” triggered the immigrant’s release after he had already been arrested on assault and weapon charges.
Legislators need to hear from you to tell them to oppose Sanctuary State bills and to urge members of The House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means to kill this bill.
Please take 30 seconds right now to email your state representative and state senator to tell them you oppose Sanctuary State legislation, SB 1401 and HB 3573. Thank you!