Asked if things had calmed down since February, Boughton said there's "no doubt about it. There was a lot of over-the-top hysteria back then. I think when people listened to what we said—both the anti-illegal immigrant people and the immigrant groups—people realized we would not be doing round ups. People got comfortable with the idea [of the program]."
Another person who was quoted in the article was Jean Hislop, one of the many immigrant rights activists in the area who's a critic of ICE ACCESS. I did an interview with Hislop and got her take on Boughton's quote.
Here's part 1 of the interview (UPDATE: audio problem is fixed):
Wait till you hear and see part 2 of the interview...