Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's plans to send elite law enforcement tactical units into so-called “sanctuary cities” across the nation:

“This is transparent retaliation against local governments for refusing to do the Trump administration’s bidding. Local governments should not face reprisals for focusing on community needs and using taxpayer money responsibly, instead of helping to deport and detain community members. Cities and towns across Massachusetts have already rejected these fear-mongering tactics, and will continue to do so. SWAT-like teams have no place arresting immigrants in the city of Boston or beyond, and the ACLU of Massachusetts will remain vigilant for any abuses.”