FAIR Field Staff Making Inroads in New England

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FAIR has been very active in New England over the past three months – most notably in the state of Massachusetts. We held informational meetings with representatives of the Greater Boston Tea Party and other activists groups in Boston, MA on August 1 and 2, and the response and enthusiasm has been overwhelming!

Local activists in Massachusetts are most concerned with Governor Deval Patrick’s opposition to participation in DHS’ Secure Communities Program and with the cost of illegal immigration to the state’s taxpayers. As a result, FAIR is currently working with activists to pressure Governor Patrick to reverse his stance on Secure Communities, to encourage legislation to address illegal immigration, and to encourage local law enforcement agencies to NOT ignore illegal alien criminal activity in their communities.

As a sign of initial success, the Governor’s recent actions have caused two Massachusetts sheriffs, Thomas Hodgson (Bristol County) and Joseph McDonald (Plymouth County) to publically challenge the Governor’s protection of criminal aliens.

If you are in the Boston area, you can learn more about our efforts on Saturday morning (Aug. 13) on WCRN/AM830. I will be a guest on the John Weston “Conservatively Speaking” show at 7:30 AM to discuss illegal immigration. Stay tuned for more to come.

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Robert joined FAIR February 2009 with 28 years of law enforcement experience as a Deputy Sheriff in Orange and Los Angeles Counties in California and Allen County, Ohio. He created and ran the Criminal Alien Task Force (2006) in Allen County and worked solely on criminal alien issues for 18 counties in northwest Ohio. Robert has conducted extensive public awareness and local government meetings regarding illegal immigration and has provided extensive in-service training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers.

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    As a “Maine-iac” involved with the restrictionist movement I’m glad to see FAIR working in New England. FAIR has been helpful in the past and I appreciate their efforts. New England, particularly Maine, doesn’t have the huge problems with illegal immigration that the southwest does. Still, we’re starting to see more illegal aliens all the time.