Baker Files Immigration Bill Amid Controversy

Governor Charlie Baker is proposing a  bill that would allow local police to detain some illegal immigrants at  the request of federal officials.  

The bill comes in response to a  Supreme Judicial Court ruling that says law enforcement in Massachusetts  cannot comply with federal detainer requests.  

Under current law, local  police would be making an illegal arrest.  

Baker's proposal would let  local police hold illegal immigrants who are suspected of terrorism or  have committed serious crimes in the past.

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