The birthplace of the American Revolution joined the so-called sanctuary city movement last night as Concord Town Meeting approved a warrant making the town a “welcoming community” for illegal immigrants.
The overwhelming show of hands in favor by the crowd of more than 500 people followed a contentious debate by town residents pro and con.
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The warrant states that no police officer can detain a person on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant, and calls on police to ignore ICE detainers without a judge’s order, or evidence of a violent felony conviction. It bars police officers and other town employees from responding to any ICE requests for information on people’s incarceration status, hearings, length of detention, home address or personal information.
The town where American militia faced British soldiers in the Revolutionary War’s first day of battle in 1775 now joins Boston, Somerville, Cambridge, Northampton and Amherst as towns that
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