Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sheriffs to Join Legislative Leaders at State House Press Conference

In case you missed it, Republican and Democratic legislative leaders will join Sheriffs Lewis G. Evangelidis, Thomas M. Hodgson, and Joseph D. McDonald for a press conference tomorrow in Room 222 of the State House at 11am.

The press conference comes on the heels of a series of scheduled meetings in Washington, D.C. between the three Massachusetts Sheriffs and senior immigration officials from the Department of Homeland Security regarding the federal program Secure Communities. In collaboration with federal immigration officials, the Sheriffs from Worcester, Bristol and Plymouth counties will be announcing a number of alternative initiatives and reforms that they will be enacting to address the public safety issues of identifying and removing criminal aliens from their jurisdictions.

The legislative attendees will also address the recent filing of bi-partisan legislation calling for a number of sweeping immigration reforms.