The Springfield “Welcoming Community Trust Ordinance”
The Springfield “Welcoming Community Trust Ordinance” is an Ordinance that was introduced and voted on November 19, 2018 council meeting. Passed by city council, it prevents city officials from working with ICE, and provides officers the discretion to allow residents who are pulled over for driving without a license to have a friend or family member pick up the vehicle instead of sending it to impound. January 15, 2019 the Council overrode the Mayoral veto and Springfield became a Trust City”
“Over the objections of its mayor, the third-largest city in Massachusetts has enacted a law to offer some protections to undocumented immigrants.”
December 17, 2018 Springfield City Council passes passes ordinance welcoming immigrants.
Monday, December 3, 2018, the Springfield, MA City Council Monday night, but they still haven't given final approval to the Welcoming Community Trust Act. Next vote is scheduled for December 17, 2018.
What a beautiful night last night! Our members and coalition partners were out in force! The Community Trust Act of Springfield passed the first round unanimously last night. This Act will make sure that Springfield Police are never deputized as agents of ICE, that there are no detainer requests seen out unless legally obligated.