Boston Vows To Fight Back Against Trump’s Immigration Plan

by Liam Martin | CBS Local | Boston  |  published on November 16, 2016

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BOSTON (CBS) – The debate over so-called sanctuary cities is heating up in Massachusetts. Several cities including Boston, Cambridge and Somerville do not fully cooperate with immigration officials. And with Donald Trump’s promise to deport undocumented immigrants, defying the soon to be president could be costly.

“What we’re going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country,” said President-Elect Trump on 60 Minutes giving details of his first steps.

Trump also vows to move against sanctuary cities financially, places where authorities will not detain undocumented people for the immigration service without criminal warrants. “We will cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities,” Trump threatens.

His hardline stance is causing some sanctuary cities to push back and reaffirm their status. “Boston is a sanctuary city,” says Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson.

He’s worried that undocumented residents will be afraid to go to the police for help, or even send their kids to school. “The police department, if you call them and you need help they will help you, and they will not turn you in to the Feds,” Jackson says.

  • Tiger

    Good luck being as our immigration laws will be back into place and the Feds will come for the criminals. Watch you under the new AG Sessions and our laws do the right thing or your federal funding gone.

  • ChiefD

    I’d would even support prosecuting any executive (mayor or governor, i.e.) for aiding and abetting criminal behavior, if they protect criminal illegal aliens.

    • margo1942

      amen they should be arrested for breaking our federal laws. these politicians don’t like the laws they should be just get out of the usa. they are also not welcome.

  • justinwachin

    A list of sanctuary cities should be published so law-abiding citizens will know what towns to avoid. Any time a city knowingly harbors lawbreakers they are likely to have a high crime rate.

    President-elect Trump needs to put policies in place which will penalize towns that ignore federal immigration laws. The feds have used the threat to withhold federal highway funds to strengthen drunk driving laws.

    What are these sanctuary cities doing to help their illegal immigrants to become legal? If they are doing nothing to help them become legal they are exploiting them. They aren’t going to deport them, but they are going to keep the marginalized enough to ensure a steady stream of low wage workers.

    • Donny Lott

      one of the things overlooked by proponents and detractors of the wall/fence idea is technology. Namely submersible and aircraft drones that can haul drugs and or aliens into the country and may already be doing it. Drones are cheap. Even cheap gray market aircraft can be adopted to drone technology as well as power boats and set to run off the GPS system. if I was a drug runner this is what I would do

      • Donny Lott

        dozens of small drone can haul a lot of dope. no people involved no risk and radar would show a flight of birds. you can get one that will run off a phone app for $40. As soon as as the wall is finished hide and watch what happens next

      • justinwachin

        Good point. A physical wall may reduce the number of illegals but it will not eliminate them.

    • Harry J Schaubel

      Don’t penalize the town itself. That just makes the burden fall on the citizens who liver there. Instead, penalize the Bureaucracy that made it a Safe place. Penalize those who fight against removing that safe place. THEY are the ones causing the most hurt to this nation. And as Justin said. If they are not moving these Criminals towards citizenship, then just WTF ARE they doing?

  • James in Texas

    Leftists live in a “Fairy-tale World” of “Oh, this can’t happen to me because I have been told by the government that it doesn’t ever happen”! Yes, it is “happening” everyday of the year, and you may have noted that your taxes and cost of everything has gone higher than the heavens! You know what, it costs us $Billions to support those Illegals with all of the benefits that “they” are given, of which we, the peoples are “not entitled too”!

  • Harry J Schaubel

    Anyone remember back in the 70’s when the US Gov’t decided we could save gasoline by driving 55mph? Several states were against the law so the Gov’t flat told them they get no more tax money to repair roads till they go 55!
    Would be a simple matter here, too.
    What gets me the most PO’d is these people, MSM mainly who have preached this Hate Dialogue saying how Trump is going to do this that and everything else, when he has stated continuously that he plans on deporting the CRIMINAL’S. He said he will then determine how to best handle those who are NOT criminals.
    What’s really dumb tho is that these people ARE already criminals. Just not violent. Personally I’d like to see them all deported along WITH the anchor babies. Kids are citizens but parents are not. They’re living off the system, getting benefits that are denied to the rightful citizens. This new generation of students that were born and raised here by American Citizens will have to work to get money to attend college, but Illegals are given Free Education. The new generation along with all the rest of the US Citizens have to scrimp and save to pay for their health care because they also pay for the Illegals who get Free Medical.
    It’s now considered self-centered & selfish to think of the homeless, underpaid, poverty-stricken American Citizens, who are flat out denied the same benefits we give to those who sneak over our border.
    And why is that?? Because they are US CITIZENS!!!
    Yes. America First is a Hate-Crime. :[

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  • David Stewart

    Should make it easier to decide which communities receive NO MORE Federal funds of any kind, shouldn’t it?

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