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August 03, 2017

TLC #45: Baker wants to “empower” the heat to play nice with ICE (top-left-corner): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSImmigration Detainers
The bland phrase conjures up little emotion for people with no reason to believe that they, or loved ones, risk deportation due to immigration status. To countless families in the United States, however, the two words, “immigration detainers,” (also known as “ICE Holds”), plug in to a nightmare of vulnerability that tears at families and communities. We speak with Brooke Mead of the Berkshire Immigrant Center and Laura Rótolo of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts about Governor Baker’s proposed legislation that would ratchet the mechanisms of deportation up a gear or two.…

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