Democratic gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren blasted Gov. Charlie Baker Friday for pushing a bill that would allow Massachusetts police officers to cooperate with federal immigration officials by holding people who have been deemed “dangerous.”
Warren, who is looking to unseat the Republican in 2018, took issue with the legislation, which would allow state and local police, in certain instances, to detain a person already in custody at federal immigration authorities’ request.
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The Democrat further dismissed comparisons between Baker’s bill and the “Welcoming City Ordinance” he signed as Newtown mayor, contending that while the Republican’s proposal would deprive undocumented immigrants of their right to due process, his city’s measure would not.
The legislation filed on Beacon Hill Tuesday, comes in response to a recent ruling form the state’s highest court, which found that current Massachusetts
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