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