Is Massachusetts A "Sanctuary State"? It's Complicated

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What you should know about the immigration connection between Massachusetts and the federal government

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On Wednesday, two unauthorised immigrants were transported to Martha's Vineyard via plane

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Massachusetts was referred to as a "sanctuary state" by the administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

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Despite numerous laws and regulations protecting them, the state does not have a sanctuary law in existence

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A sanctuary city or state is not defined by law in any particular way

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Detractors assert that the establishment of such sanctuaries makes America a more...

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An inviting location for undocumented immigrants to enter

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They frequently use term to imply that sanctuary cities accept illegal immigrants

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The 1980s saw the emergence of the phrase

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when, in the midst of Central American unrest that caused migration north, religious organisations took in undocumented immigrants

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Under the Trump administration, federal crackdowns on those residing in the nation without proper documentation increased

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During that time, federal legal fights involved sanctuary designations

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With the Supreme Court rejecting to reverse a decision that said in 2020

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