On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker filed a bill that would grant state and local officials the authority to comply with certain detention requests made by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The bill comes in response to a ruling last week by the Massachusetts Supreme Judaical Court. The court ruled that state and local officials lack the statutory power to comply with requests from ICE. Baker's bill seeks to fill any statutory gaps prohibiting state and local cooperation with ICE detention requests.
This segment aired on August 1, 2017.