Setti Warren on Immigration
Support sanctuary cities; oppose summary deportations
Fighting Trumps Immigration policy
Source: ORMA questionnaire on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Dec 20, 2017
- Passing and Defending Newton's Welcoming City Ordinance (from Newton Wicked Local): "Mayor Setti Warren pulled no punches in his response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' statement
Monday that reaffirmed the Trump administration's vow to withhold federal funding from so-called "sanctuary cities."
- Slamming Governor Baker's Unconstitutional Deportation Bill: (from MassLive.com) "Gov.
Baker doesn't believe undocumented people deserve the due process rights guaranteed by the U.S. and Massachusetts state constitutions.
I believe everyone should be treated equally under the law."
- See my Facebook video on support for Safe Communities Act
Local police shouldn't enforce immigration law
Police in Massachusetts should not be a part of Donald Trump's deportation force. The Commonwealth is already seeing the real life outcomes of President Trump's war on immigrants. Communities all over Massachusetts are living in fear that a knock on
their door in the middle of the night could mean losing a family member. Our neighborhoods are less safe when people who feel like they have to live in the shadows are afraid to talk to the police when they need help or witness a crime.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts Gubernatorial website SettiWarren.com
, Aug 31, 2017
Make City Hall an immigrant sanctuary to lead sanctuary city
Newton Mayor Setti Warren vows to open his own city hall as a safe haven for illegal immigrants if President Trump steps up deportations. "If in fact there are draconian measures taken by the federal government and people feel unsafe and they need
places to go, of course I would," Warren said. "I think that's who we are, that's who our values are. I think you'd find a lot of people in my city who would open their doors."
Despite threats from the Trump administration to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities, Warren continues to stand behind Newton's
Welcoming City Ordinance, saying it "demonstrated who we are and what we're trying to do--that we are welcoming to all people. It's really the effort we're making, and who we are, and our values, and how we do community policing."
Source: Boston Herald on 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race
, Mar 30, 2017
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