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Massachusetts Safe Communities Act The Safe Communities Act would protect the civil rights of all state residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump administration deport immigrant families or to create a Muslim registry. Summary No state support for Muslim registry. Prohibits access to information in state databases for use in any federal registry program based on national origin, religion or other protected characteri...

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Last Sunday, over 70 people gathered to ask the Governor not to target immigrants by enforcing the federal PEP program that has lead to millions of deportations and the destruction of immigrant families. After ECCO clergy delivered a letter, see here, to Gov. Baker signed by over 20 organizations, we united in a blessing on the Governor’s home praying that he may develop policy that safeguard civil and human rights. Here is the Boston Globe art...

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MCAN leaders and allies – immigrants and non-immigrants, young and old, black, brown and caucasian – stood together to demand an end to deportations in front of the ICE offices. A Boston Globe article highlighted the story of the ECCO Vice President, Angela Arce, and we were also covered on Telemundo. Last Wed. 2/17, we said, “YA BASTA! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”, and we went straight to where decisions about deportations are being made, ...

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Tomorrow afternoon we will be standing in unison with Pope Francis as he celebrates mass on the US – Mexico border where people will be gathered to pray on both sides of the fence that divides many immigrant families. ECCO leaders and 29 co-sponsoring organizations will protest at the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this Wednesday Feb. 17 at 3:30PM. While visiting Philadelphia, Pope Francis’ declared, “Families have a c...