We can’t wait to see your comments about this trending story. . .
A Massachusetts lawmaker posted a warning to illegal immigrants on Facebook giving them information about an upcoming raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). State Representative Michelle DuBois (D) suggested in a post that was deleted that undocumented immigrants in her area “stay off the streets and not answer the door if someone unexpected knocks.” She then instructed illegal immigrants to “be careful.” When local media approached DuBois she “doubled down” on her comments. You can watch their interaction here:
Here is the Facebook post people are talking about:
The Massachusetts “lawmaker” also included a phone number for anyone who is “picked up by ICE” so that they can get appropriate legal services. DuBois said that she received a tip about the raid from a friend in the Latino community. The warning in the Facebook post has unleashed a massive amount of responses in social media. DuBois insists that she did nothing wrong. “Passing information along that is already all over the community not only lets the people I represent know what is happening. It lets ICE know that everyone in Brockton is aware of their intended raid if there was one,” DuBois said in a statement.
When the “lawmaker” was asked if what she did could be considered as obstructing justice, she only said, “No, I don’t.” DuBois went on to say, “My comments were responding to a population who are already fearful of police. Maybe [ICE] should be more open about their plans. … They should call me.”
ICE spokesman, Shawn Neudauer had a different opinion: “Any person who actively incites panic or fear of law enforcement is doing a disservice to the community, endangering public safety and the very people they claim to support and represent.” And a Massachusetts sheriff just told Congress that he believe elected leaders of “sanctuary cities” should be arrested.
So where do you stand on this issue? Was the Massachusetts representative just protecting her constituency, or was she breaking the law and putting law enforcement officers in danger? Should there be repercussions for the state representative’s actions? Do you agree with the Massachusetts sheriff? Should leaders of sanctuary cities be arrested? Again, we can’t wait to see your comments!