Is This Massachusetts or Arizona?

Starting on May 15, the federal government will launch the “Secure Communities” program in Massachusetts, much to the Patrick administration’s chagrin. With S-Comm, anyone who’s arrested and fingerprinted will have their fingerprints submitted for an immigration check by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Matthew R. Segal, legal director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, says in a guest blog post at the Globe that bringing S-Comm to Massachusetts is “an immigration dragnet that risks pushing Massachusetts toward an Arizona-style ‘show me your papers’ regime.” [Boston.com]