Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray is backing a proposal by several Sheriff’s in Massachusetts to implement a “Secure Communities Program”, something the sheriffs say is designed to catch, and deport some of the most egregious illegals calling the commonwealth home.
Murray says she isn’t sure why Democratic Governor Deval Patrick isn’t backing the proposal, althought she says the two had not had a conversation with him about the issue.
Murray says there is a problem, and cites a round-up effort by US Immigration and Customs enforcement to remove criminal aliens and immigration law violators. The 7 day nation wide sting this week that netted 62 people here in Massachusetts: 1 in Plymouth, 1 in Brockton, 1 in Canton, and 1 in West Wareham.
Gov. Deval Patrick has vowed that the state will not sign an agreement for the state to participate in the program, that federal officials have said will be implemented by 2013.