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Should Peabody Follow Somerville’s Lead on Immigration?

Somerville’s mayor is expected to limit the holding of undocumented immigrants by police.

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone
By John Waller

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is expected to sign an executive order Thursday that would limit the time his police officers could hold undocumented immigrants solely on immigration violations, according to the Boston Herald.

Which begs the question: Should Peabody follow Somerville’s lead?

Let us know in the comments below.

Curtatone’s order would be unprecedented in Massachusetts.

“This is morally the right thing to do,” he told the Herald.

After the order in Somerville, undocumented immigrants will only be held by police if they have a warrant out for their arrest or for non-immirgation-related legal reasons, according to the report.

Read the Boston Herald’s full report >>

susan May 21, 2014 at 03:55 PM
So why not just let everyone into the country for a BIG free-for- all???? What don't these bleeding hearts get that illegal is illegal???
Stacey May 21, 2014 at 09:29 PM
All undocumented immigrants that have been arrested should be deported. They are here illegally. We are way to lax in this. This is what is causing a big stress in our economy. Hard working people who are paying their taxes to people who are in my eyes criminals.
ChopinCM May 22, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Immigration is fine if it's LEGAL. Otherwise, we're just harboring people who have no respect for the law. There's nothing "progressive" about that, unless we're talking about progressing towards a 3rd-world society with 3rd-world problems. Let's keep our standards that we've worked hard for!

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