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Immigrant Justice Committee

The Immigrant Justice Committee’s goal is to establish the Safe Community Act (Bill S. 1401;  H.3573) in Winchester. 

Committee Objectives

  • Create an inclusive community for immigrants in Winchester
  • Develop Winchester as a model for best practices around welcoming and integrating immigrants into a suburban town
  • Increase accessibility of Winchester for immigrants and those from abroad
  • Promote education around immigration issues


What is the Safe Communities Act? FAQs

Video link from Safe Communities discussion, held November 2019 (or view snippets below)

What to do if you are approached by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Source:

  • Remain silent when questioned about immigration status.
  • Keep doors closed to ICE officers who show up at homes or businesses unless they have an arrest warrant.
  • Contact an attorney immediately and refuse to sign any documents if detained. 

Safe Communities Act remarks by realtor and Belmont activist Anne Mahon

Safe Communities Act presentation by MA ACLU attorney Laura Rotolo

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For more information, please contact the Network at 781-729-7100 or email us



If you have a background in immigration law, international human rights, advocacy, or an interest in protecting the rights of our non-citizen residents, please consider joining the IJC.
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Since its inception, the Network has been profoundly inspired by the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and sought to thoughtfully engage the community in honoring all that he stood for. For the past three years, this has taken the form of the MLK Day of Service, the last two of which have been held virtually.
Make a donation to the NFSJ today to fund these accessible and creative community-wide celebrations and similar programs to advance an inclusive and anti-racist community in Winchester!

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