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Petitioning Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino and 16 others

Mayor Menino: Thanks For Speaking Out—Let's End S-Comm in Boston

Mayor Menino has already taken important steps towards ending the federal [In]Secure Communities program in Boston.  Sign this petiton to ask him to take the final step and do everything in his power to end S-Comm, now.  

S-Comm is a federal program that forces local police to check the immigration status of everyone that they arrest.

After local organizations raised objections, and cases of the wrong people getting ensnared in S-Comm were brought to light, Mayor Menino wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security threatening to pull out if the program isn't significantly changed. 

This is an important step, but as long as local police are forced to check the immigration status of everyone they arrest migrant communities will still be fearful of interacting with the police.  Mayor Menino should do everything in his power to end the program, now, until the the program is fixed.  

Letter to
Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino
Citizen Orange Kyle de Beausset
At-Large Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy
and 14 others
District 3 Boston City Councillor Maureen Feeney
District 1 Boston City Councillor Salvatore LaMattina
District 9 Boston City Councillor Mark Ciommo
District 8 Boston City Councillor Michael Ross
District 7 Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson
District 2 Boston City Councillor Bill Linehan
District 6 Boston City Councillor Matt O'Malley
At-Large Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley
District 5 Boston City Councillor Rob Consalvo
At-Large Boston City Councillor John Connolly
District 4 Boston City Councillor Charles Yancey
At-Large Boston City Councillor Felix Arroyo
Media Relations for Boston Police Department Edward Davis
Office of Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina Camilo Hernandez
I want to thank Mayor Menino for the important steps he's already taken to end the [In]Secure Communities program (S-Comm) in Boston. However, until the Boston Police are no longer forced to check the immigration status of everyone they arrest, migrant communities will still be fearful of interacting with the police and that makes us all less safe.

Mayor Menino has already listed problems that he has with the program, why not end it until the Department of Homeland Security fixes those problems?