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SANCTUARY STATE SHOWDOWN: Friday, January 24th – LETTER FROM RON BEATY, BARNSTABLE COUNTY COMMISSIONER

To the Editor:

Sanctuary policies threaten public safety. Illegal aliens are up to five and a half times more likely to be incarcerated in state prisons and county jails than are U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.

Moreover, sanctuary policies are unfair to legal immigrants who did things right and followed the law to come to America properly.

Also, police don’t need sanctuary policies to make immigrants feel comfortable reporting crimes. There is no empirical evidence of a “chilling effect” from local law enforcement cooperation with federal authorities.

Additionally, federal law forbids state and local governments from restricting the sharing of information about illegal aliens with the federal government. Furthermore, federal law encourages states to cooperate with immigration authorities as much as possible.

At 11:00 AM on Friday, January 24th, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security  will hold a public hearing on legislation establishing Massachusetts as a Sanctuary State for Illegal Aliens in the Gardner Auditorium of the State House (House Bill 2573 and Senate Bill 1401, the so called “Safe Communities Act”).

The public is asked to attend the hearing and express opposition to this dangerous legislation, or contact the Committee by emailing: Michael.Moore@masenate.gov  and Harold.Naughton@mahouse.gov  or call (617) 722-2230.

 

RONALD BEATY

Barnstable County Commissioner
Superior Courthouse
3195 Main Street, PO Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
Direct Office Phone: 508-375-6875
FAX: 508-362-4136

2 Replies to “SANCTUARY STATE SHOWDOWN: Friday, January 24th – LETTER FROM RON BEATY, BARNSTABLE COUNTY COMMISSIONER

  1. It was reported in the news last year that Massachusetts had the highest per capita increase in homeless people in the nation. Massachusetts ranks near the bottom for road quality. Many young people are priced out of buying a house as the Boston Area has one of the highest house and rent costs in the nation. The news has reported for over a year that the Massachusetts State Police are the most scandal ridden state police force in the entire nation. Massachusetts has among the lowest rated children’s service agencies in the nation. Yet, our state legislature cares more about those who violate our immigration laws. What you get when most citizens don’t vote. The marginalization of the working class in Massachusetts continues. If 10% or 20% more of moderate working class people voted then many of these self serving politicians would care more about taxpayers than illegal aliens.

  2. Thank you to all the faithful conservatives working to push back against the liberal socialist agenda.
    I am a senior living in Arlington, MA, and together with a new neighbor (1yr) who has a large “TRUMP 2020” sign at his place on Mystic St near Medford St intersection will hold signs on Mar 3rd, if we can get some soon. ?? I could meet at Arlington Robbins Library to get some, 5-10 for friends, also display them at Rte 2 and Pleasant str. intersection (on Belmont boundary.) Tel. 443-939-2931

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