- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

BOSTON (AP) - Immigration officers in Massachusetts must arrest people living in the country illegally when they show up for appointments in government offices.

A June 7 affidavit filed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Boston field office is a reversal of a February order.

The American Civil Liberties Union policy is legally challenging the policy on behalf of immigrant families.

In January, at least seven people in Massachusetts and Rhode island were detained during or after check-ins with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The former director of Boston’s field office had ordered officers to stop arresting people living in the country illegally when they visit federal offices seeking to secure legal status.



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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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