The mayor of Lawrence is accusing the Trump administration of “focusing on imaginary bad guys” after the Department of Justice threatened to use subpoena powers to obtain documents on whether the city is protecting criminal illegal immigrants.
“It just seems like more bullying,” Mayor Daniel Rivera told the Herald last night, when asked why he thought Lawrence was one of only two New England cities singled out in letters sent yesterday. “There’s no rhyme or reason for it.”
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The Department of Justice issued letters to 23 jurisdictions nationwide — including Lawrence and Burlington, Vt. — demanding they turn over documents that might reveal whether they are actively instructing local law enforcement not
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