Our Week In Review panelists go beyond the headlines.
- Massachusetts state police will be allowed to detain undocumented immigrants for federal immigration authorities if that person has been convicted of a crime. It’s a reversal of a policy from former governor Deval Patrick which said that police could not ask about immigration status unless it was tied to a criminal investigation. Governor Baker issued a statement saying the change gives “our statewide policing agency the tools necessary to detain criminals.”
- "The state Senate has already passed the bill. If signed into law, Massachusetts would join 17 other states with similar laws already on the books."
- "In a major victory for equal rights activists, legislation aimed at preventing discrimination against transgender individuals in all public places, including bathrooms, passed the House on Wednesday, clearing one of the last remaining hurdles for the decade-old policy proposal."
This segment aired on June 3, 2016.