Resolution on the Secure Communities Program and the Preservation of Civil Rights



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In this Resolution, the City Council of Northampton dictates that the City of Northampton and its officials and employees shall not participate in federal law enforcement programs relating to immigration enforcement, including but not limited to, Secure Communities, and cooperative agreements with the federal government under which city personnel participate in the enforcement of immigration laws, such as those authorized by Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.



Sanctuary Policies, Civil rights, Civil liberties, Human rights, Constitutions and laws of the United States, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Northampton, Ordinance, Human Rights Commission of the City of Northampton, Resolution, Local law enforcement, Freedom of speech, USA PATRIOT Act, Secure Communities initiative, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Child Predator Program, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), Massachusetts Legislature, Northampton Police Department, Federal law enforcement programs, Immigration enforcement, Immigration laws, Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Memorandum of Agreement, Immigration status, Federal immigration enforcement authorities, Mayor, Racial profiling