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(NECN) - On Tuesday's Braude Beat, Broadside host Jim Braude discusses a controversial federal crime-fighting program and more.
The federal government's Secure Communities program is now in effect in Massachusetts, and there are plenty of strong feelings on both sides. Braude weighs in on how he feels about it.
"I'm with the governor and mayor on this one, I think it's too much," said Braude. "There's agreement by everybody on every side of this: Serious criminals should absolutely be reported to the immigration service, and once they've served their time, they should do their time here, and then be deported. The problem is is that statistics came out about a week ago - 74 percent of the people who are deported because of Secure Communities around the country have not even been convicted of a crime."
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's campaign says he will not return $50,000 in reported donations with ties to JP Morgan. Braude talks about whether this will become an issue with voters this fall, and says if he were in Brown's shoes, he'd give back the $50,000 just to keep his hands clean.
Finally, hero pilot Chesley Sullenberg is in a dispute with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The city wants to build a waste station near LaGuardia Airport; however, Sullenberg is speaking out, saying it could lead to more airplane bird strikes.
Watch the attached video for more.