Steve Grossman on Immigration
Former Chair of DNC; Democratic Challenger MA Governor
Local police helping deport illegals is a "blunt instrument"
All five Democrats said they supported Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone's recent decision to sign an executive order limiting the city's cooperation with the Secure Communities program, which partners local police with federal authorities to hold
undocumented immigrants for possible deportation.
Grossman described Secure Communities as a "blunt instrument," but quickly pivoted to knock Coakley for opposing drivers' licenses for undocumented immigrants, which he called a public safety issue.
Grossman said he would support drivers' licenses and in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants.
Source: WWLP 22-News on 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial debate
, Jun 10, 2014
Include diverse immigrant communities in decision-making
Boston has become a majority minority city for the first time, and if it weren’t for immigrants the state’s population would actually have declined over the last decade. We will not succeed as a Commonwealth unless we can all come together around our
common goals and priorities and work together toward their fulfillment. Steve will make room at the decision-making table for all the diverse communities that make up this state, as he has in every organization he has led for more than twenty-five years.
Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com
, Dec 7, 2001
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