WBUR - Boston City Council Considers Strengthening 'Trust Act' After Collaboration Between ICE And BPD
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
After tensions arose surrounding the immigration arrest of a worker injured on the job, the Boston City Council is considering whether to strengthen an act that prohibits the city's police from detaining someone solely based on a request from federal immigration officials.
Immigrants and advocates filled the council chamber Tuesday alongside members of the Boston Police Department, all hoping to better understand the incident.
Jose Martin Paz Flores was working for Tara Construction in 2017 when he fell from a ladder at a job site and broke his leg. Shortly after filing a workers' compensation claim, Paz Flores was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Tara Construction did not have workers' comp insurance at the time of the accident.