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Breaking news tonight Alabama's tough new anti illegal immigration law.
Remains in effect -- Obama administration appeals the judge's ruling that upheld.
The key provisions of the measure federal judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn today refuse to block the law.
Saying the Obama administration didn't prove there would be substantial harm to the public of it remained in place the law authorizes police to check immigration status of anyone who is detained.
And our next guest says Massachusetts is becoming a magnet for illegal immigrants thanks in part to a governor.
Whose failed to pursue a secure communities program a federal program.
That brings local law enforcement and -- cooperation and alignment with federal immigration authorities.
Joining us now -- of Thomas Hodgson of Bristol county Massachusetts.
And -- great to have you with us here.
Avery great to be here in this.
This of this law in Alabama.
It is that the kind of law that you'd like to see in Massachusetts by -- Begin there.
Well we certainly want to make sure that we have clear laws in place that.
That make sure that people that are -- legally.
Recorded in the database that we're aware of who they are where they are our priority Massachusetts right now -- secure communities is obviously.
To get the criminals and identify them and get them out of the communities.
As quickly as you possibly can.
And obviously that's not happening and obviously as well governor Deval Patrick.
Doesn't have that as I.
I'll be kind about this it's not a priority with the governor I even though obviously with a secure communities.
Act it is a priority for the administration and you and local law enforcement -- you is is one of the sheriff's behind this effort.
Think it's absolutely necessary for public safety right.
What was the question to -- you know it's troubling that the governor of any state.
Would suggest that we law enforcement may not have.
Additional tools that will ultimately make the people of our community safer.
Which is the position that Deval Patrick's taking.
And justice late this afternoon.
As you said secretary -- -- has come out and did him in rebuked.
Governor Patrick for his position on this and she obviously agrees with law enforcement.
This is a viable program it needs to be put in place to Massachusetts to Baghdad.
We we need to have our our program replace as a priority over other states because of the number people are coming here in the policies this administration.
Has supported for illegal aliens and.
And what is the likelihood that you're going to see a change in the policy you described the then governor's.
A policies as moronic on this issue secure our communities act.
There what is the likelihood you're gonna see a change in his attitude a change in direction.
Well you know there's a ground -- your Massachusetts of not only elected officials.
But also law enforcement.
And and by the way a bipartisan.
Effort up at the Statehouse in addition to -- -- -- Thomas.
The share position.