“Julia Mejia’s first order in Boston City Council calls for ‘sanctuary’ schools after news of ICE seeing BPS incident reports,” MassLive

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Mejia, a Dominican-born Dorchester resident and Boston’s first Afro-Latina city councilor, filed an order requesting a public hearing on sanctuary schools, citing concerns about racial profiling and federal immigration policies. She introduced the order at Wednesday’s Boston City Council meeting, expanding the order to include other potential “sanctuary spaces.”

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“How Boston City Councilor Julia Mejia found her voice,” Boston Globe

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Julia Mejia has, like many successful women, often harbored a bruising case of imposter syndrome. Still, the circumstances in which she found herself last week felt especially unreal. She was being sworn in to the Boston City Council in Faneuil Hall — the same historic building where she’d raised her hand to become a naturalized citizen nearly three decades earlier.

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