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Police defend status checks

Hub arrestee scrutiny, part of US program, alarms immigrants

Edward F. Davis, the Boston police commissioner, said the program helps get criminals off the city’s streets. Edward F. Davis, the Boston police commissioner, said the program helps get criminals off the city’s streets.
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / September 21, 2010

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Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis, a strong critic of using police to enforce immigration laws, yesterday defended the city’s participation in a controversial federal program that automatically checks the immigration status of everyone arrested. (Full article: 1047 words)

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