Sanctuary cities and towns jeopardize our public safety; they negatively impact law enforcement, by tying their hands in situations dealing with those here illegally, removing their ability to take lawbreakers off our streets, and
Becoming a Sanctuary town could cause us to lose federal funds, creating pressure to raise our taxes to accommodate additional individuals here illegally and to fill the gap in lost revenue, and
Massachusetts is already paying tremendous amounts of taxpayer dollars, through health care and emergency room costs, public education costs, and welfare benefits associated with those who have migrated to Massachusetts illegally, and
Our town should not reward individuals that intentionally and brazenly disregard federal law, picking and choosing whether to enforce laws designed to keep legal residents safe, and
Therefore, we the undersigned urge the board of selectman and town meeting members to oppose Acton becoming a sanctuary community.