"It's always helpful to have transparency in reporting data … Especially when we're dealing with people's health and safety, and when people are dying."
"We look forward to seeing as many immigrants as possible released from detention—not just those with no criminal charges or convictions, but all who pose no public-safety risk."
Will the healthcare system save this patient’s life, or end it?
Carolina Mata is a recipient of TPS and escaped El Salvador in 1998 after her father was assassinated. Protected status has made life easier for Mata. “I found a stable job, got my driver’s license, and was able to take care of my children,” she said. As a single mother, Mata supports 10-year-old daughter, Gabriella, and her son who attends Fitchburg State College, while working in a plastics factory.
Springfield and Holyoke in particular have had an influx of displaced Puerto Ricans, coming to stay with their families, in hotels, homeless shelters, and with friends. Beyond the question of what to do for housing as winter settles in comes the concern over employment, and more specifically, what to do for people who have licensure and years of education in their professions.
This is not the first time that the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office has been at the center of controversy. Among other things, Bristol Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has made headlines for denying visitation rights to families of inmates, while last January he proposed sending his inmates to the southern border of the US to help build President Trump’s wall.
BPD arbitrarily blocks press access throughout controversial demonstration
Human rights activist seized by ICE during routine immigration check-in
That’s when the man in the MAGA hat took off, attempting to run from the cops, who chased after him. He was apprehended just a short distance away, police confiscating his firearm and taking him into custody.
Despite having the ticket, ICE holds that Rodriguez did not comply with their orders—even though he was not given a date to exit the country.