According to a article on courant.com:  “Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez has signed a new ordinance that bars police from asking people about their immigration status.”

Another city, another immigration policy.  As I have written in the past, the concept of community policing is an important one.  If an undocumented alien is a victim or witness to a serious crime, it is in the best interest of all concerned that they come forward and report the incident to local police. 

We need a uniform Federal system that works and immigration laws that make sense.  Until then, states and even municpalities will continue to enact their own laws and ordinances that will leave the country’s immigration rules looking like a jigsaw puzzle with pro and anti immigration “rules” that vary depending on what side of the Street one is walking. 

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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