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September 22, 2017
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Imagine if nearly three-quarters of the people living in a particular community did not report being raped, beaten or burglarized. Politicians, law enforcement and advocates would search for explanations and worry about the implications for public safety.
But this scenario isn’t hypothetical. It is playing out in Massachusetts and across the country as the federal government seeks to erode the rights of immigrants and the sanctity of our legal system. Indeed, recent news coverage about the increased presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in courthouses has highlighted the vulnerability facing immigrants in this chilling environment.
A 2013 survey of Latinos about
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