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New Bedford City Council goes on record against Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State

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In a 7-4 vote, the New Bedford City Council yesterday passed a motion “requesting that New Bedford City Council go on record against Massachusetts House Bill 3573 and Senate Bill 1401 which would establish Massachusetts as a Sanctuary State.” New Bedford City Council President Joe Lopes and City Councilor Naomi Carney co-sponsored the motion.

Councilors High Dunn, Derek Baptiste, Debora Coelho, and Maria Giesta voted against the motion. Councilors Ian Abreu, Naomi Carney, Joe Lopes, Brian Gomes, Linda Morad, Willaim Markey, and Scott Lima voted in favor of the motion.

In 2018, New Bedford State Senator Mark Montigny voted in favor of making Massachusetts a Sanctuary State.

Here is the current House Bill:

H3573

Here is the current Senate Bill:

S1401

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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