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letters | FEDERAL IMMIGRATION PROGRAM MAKES ITS WAY TO MASS.

Immigration program sidesteps democratic process and good sense

The announcement last week that Massachusetts has been added to the federal government’s Secure Communities program is disappointing on more than one level.

The stated purpose of the program is to remove criminal aliens who are threats to public safety, and to thereby make us safer. Yet it does neither: Fewer than half of the people deported under Secure Communities are the violent criminals who are its supposed targets, and the program breeds distrust between police and the community. We are less safe under Secure Communities.

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