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February 2, 2021

Should police be able to ask about your immigration status? Legislators refile bill that would prohibit it
By Steph Solis

Lawmakers say the 287(g) agreements have not made their communities safer as immigration agents have detained and deported immigrants with little to know criminal records. More than half of the foreign nationals deported from Massachusetts between October 2009 and February 2020 had no criminal conviction, according to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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