Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, today released the following statement in response to the Springfield City Council’s vote to pass an ordinance making Springfield a welcoming community to all immigrants:
“We are grateful for the Springfield City Council’s leadership to protect our immigrant neighbors and friends, and stand up for Massachusetts values. With the federal government continuing to detain and deport people in droves with zero regard for civil rights and family unity, the Springfield City Council’s vote shows what America looks like at its best: a place that values the lives and well-being of all people.”