Mass. lawmaker who tipped off illegal immigrants to ICE ‘raid’ might face an investigation

Mass. lawmaker who tipped off illegal immigrants to ICE ‘raid’ might face an investigation
Michelle DuBois (Image via Facebook)

As the Political Insider noted, a Democratic Massachusetts lawmaker who tipped off illegal immigrants to a potential raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), may be subject to more than just criticism.

Earlier this week,  state Rep. Michelle DuBois said she received information of a potential illegal immigrant ‘raid’ from a “friend in the Latin community.”

She passed the warning on to followers of her Facebook page. The message, which was shared some 1,600 times, included the advice “I have a message for the immigrant community of Brockton. Please be careful on Wednesday 29. ICE will be in Brockton on that day.”

DuBois also posted a chart full of helpful tips for illegal immigrants should an ICE agent “come to your door.”

But DuBois herself is now in the sights of Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who appeared before a Congressional panel and demanded that elected officials providing aid to lawbreakers be arrested.

He used Dubois’s post as an example of how some such politicians are “undermining my job and every other law enforcement officer in the United States.”

Here is a video of Hodgson’s statement:

Later, in an appearance on Fox News Channel with Neil Cavuto, Hodgson added there might already be an investigation of DuBois ongoing.

“I’m sure there’s some review of whether or not she compromised some investigation involving ICE,” he said.

DuBois updated her Facebook post after Hodgson’s testimony, actually hinting that posting a tip to illegal immigrants about an upcoming ICE raid was for the benefit of ICE itself:

Having ICE know that this rumor is wide-spread in Brockton allows them to change the date if they feel the public’s knowledge of the raid would undermine their planned raid.

So I do not agree with Sheriff Hodgson on his point that he made before a federal panel in WashingtonDC that my public facebook post in anyway undermines law enforcement.

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.

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