Gov. calls for in-state tuition for immigrants - Sentinel & Enterprise

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday vowed to adopt the rest of an advisory panel's immigration reform recommendations, including pushing for in-state tuition for illegal immigrant students at state colleges, during his second term.

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Nov 17, 2010
 
unbelievable!

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Nov 17, 2010
 
All I can say is WOW!!! Are you serious Deval??? You welcome all illegal immigrants to Massachusetts??? Are you therefore in support of these illegals working here as well? What a joke!!!
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Nov 17, 2010
 
Figure free health care, free licenses, and more benefits are coming. Deval is a LOSER...
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Nov 17, 2010
 
Rastus must go!
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Nov 17, 2010
 

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Can't we figure out a way to pay for their books too? How about a car to get to class? Or should we just pay their dorm fees and feed them as well? So glad I didn't vote for this joker.

With all of the corporations leaving our lovely state how will the remaining workers pay for thisn additional benefit for the illegals?

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49% of the people voted for this progressive liberal. Go figure. The incompetence we're going to witness the next 4yrs by Deval is going to historic. He want's to crackdown on Companies that hire illegals yet he'll pave their way to get an education so they can get a job as an illegal immigrant when they graduate. Seriously, you can't make this sh*t up.
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This is by far the most important issue here in the State of Massachusetts, isn't it? Give me a break, and we're stuck with him now, we had our chance.
Next thing will be tax breaks for companies that provide jobs for illegal immigrants, but not the rest of us.
What else can we do for them? Any ideas?
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Federal law 8 U.S.C. S1623, enacted in 1996, specifically prohibits illegal aliens from getting in-state tuition. The states that allow them to get in-state tuition are in violation of Federal law. The only way that a state can get around this is by allowing all out of state students to qualify for in-state tuition also. You all need to stop Deval from doing this. Flood his office with phone calls showing your disdain for him and this insane idea and tell him that you don't want illegal aliens in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts taking any more of your tax dollars.
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If Deval Patrick wants to govern this state in the immage of a third world country then let him govern in SOMALIA. WE CERTAINALLY CAN get along without him.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

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What's next?

The DREAM Act allows illegal "teens" to petition for their parents, leading eventually to their aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins:

The big argument for this amnesty is that it is for teenagers who are here illegally because their parents broke the law. Even with the new "less-than-30" age requirement, far more than teens can get this amnesty (and Sen. Durbin has included "humanitarian" and "family unity" exceptions to the age limit). Nonetheless, the argument is that the teenagers should not be punished for the crimes of their parents.

But as soon as DREAM amnesty citizens are over 21, they can bring in their parents who broke the law to get them into the country. The chief criminals will be rewarded after all.

And because of Chain Migration, the amnestied "teens" can see their aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents getting permanent U.S. residency as well.

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Three Decades of Mass Immigration

The Legacy of the 1965 Immigration Act

http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/back395.pdf

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

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Nov 17, 2010
 
Obama Pushes DREAM Act Immigration Reform for Lame-Duck Congress

President Obama Tuesday joined top Congressional Democrats in urging Congress to pass a small piece of immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act before it adjourns for the year. The measure would give hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants a conditional path to legal residency.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has repeatedly promised a vote on the measure during the lame-duck session. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also expressed support for bringing a bill to the floor, although not until after Thanksgiving.

http://www.kcubam.com/rssItem.asp...
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Nov 17, 2010
 
Cricket 23 wrote:
Obama Pushes DREAM Act Immigration Reform for Lame-Duck Congress
President Obama Tuesday joined top Congressional Democrats in urging Congress to pass a small piece of immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act before it adjourns for the year. The measure would give hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants a conditional path to legal residency.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has repeatedly promised a vote on the measure during the lame-duck session. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also expressed support for bringing a bill to the floor, although not until after Thanksgiving.
http://www.kcubam.com/rssItem.asp...
The DREAM Act went down in flames even when the Democrats had a majority in Congress. Now that there are a majority of Republicans I don't think this will pass. But back to the local issue here in the Commonwealth. Deval Patrick needs to hear how much the REAL residents of Massachusetts feel. Call Governor Deval Patrick's office and give him an earful. CALL HIM NOW!!!!!
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Nov 17, 2010
 
Karen wrote:
Federal law 8 U.S.C. S1623, enacted in 1996, specifically prohibits illegal aliens from getting in-state tuition. The states that allow them to get in-state tuition are in violation of Federal law. The only way that a state can get around this is by allowing all out of state students to qualify for in-state tuition also. You all need to stop Deval from doing this. Flood his office with phone calls showing your disdain for him and this insane idea and tell him that you don't want illegal aliens in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts taking any more of your tax dollars.
He doesn't care. He's been re-elected and isn't running again, so he is just going to force his agenda no matter what. He took the re-election as verification that his agenda is acceptable with no adverse concequences. After all, we put them all back in office in this State. What, we didn't know what we were getting? Course we did.
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Nov 17, 2010
 
Massachusetts got what it deserved. Baker would never have considered this. Four more years of this shit!!
Lynch for Mayor

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Nov 17, 2010
 
I believe that the newspaper is being crafted here! This bill is for immigration; legal immigration. Unfortunately the two are being wrongly joined! There is a HUGE difference!

If this Governor or any politician attempts to lead the illegal immigration positions as they take American Jobs away from it's citizen then they can RESIGN!

The Governor has no authority and should SHUN illegal immigration as it is unlawful! Enough of this BS that they come here to work! If I was President I would order tanks and soldiers to completely crush MS 13 and all gangs that illegals make up!

Governor, if you do not recant and appose illegal immigration then I will put together a group of massachusetts citizens calling for your impeachment! For a Governor to award ILLEGAL immigration he should RESIGN asap! If this keeps up then we need to get a group together and have our citizenship forefited so that we can recieve employment,health care,education,no need to pay taxes, no need to pay fees and no need to get workers comp!!!!!!!!
Lynch for Mayor

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Nov 17, 2010
 
Here is a letter that I just sent to the governor, We need to stand together!
Dear Governor,

I understand that the immigration bill addresses Legal immigration. But I must tell you that I will organize a group calling for your resignation if you stand up for the rights of ILLEGAL immigrants again! You are breaking the law as you propose laws that benefit illegal immigrants!

You need to read the bloggs and get rid of your foolish strategist! These guys did nothing for you! We voted you in and we can ask for your rightful Impeachment! You think that the Tea party is big?? The anti illegal immigration groups are much larger than any tea party could wish for. It includes 100% of the Independent party, it is actually the basis for the Independent party! It also includes all working Dems except for the 10% liberal dems!

I do not claim to be a genius but I have called and forecasted every trend concerning the voters! You had skated the issue and now you want to be the Illegal immigrants leader? I will put together a very public group of Massachusetts citizens that will publicly forfeit their citizenship in return for all these benefits that you feel that Illegal's should receive!

Do you ever think that you should fight and stand up Strongly for the INTEREST OF THE AMERICAN CITIZEN FIRST AND FOREMOST????

Using this lame duck session to pass illegal immigrant rights will be the downfall of the Democratic party! What is the F-ing thinking???? You will see the biggest uprising of American citizens that will include African Americans,White Americans and hispanic Americans in this country's history! Who is running the DEM party , a CLOWN?????? Can they even tie their own shoes??????

Respectfully, Kevin Lynch
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Nov 17, 2010
 
I like how the damned header to this story reads, a lttle misleading until you read a little further. What the heck is WRONG with these liberal looney tunes?? What part of ILLEGAL don't the get? There should be NO instate rate, there should be NO RATE AT ALL! They aren't even supposed to BE HERE! Why do thee idiots keep rewarding these trespassers for breaking the law? Haven't we enough problems supporting all the legal citizens of this state without worrying about giving breaks to LAWBREAKERS??
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Nov 17, 2010
 
I have wrote senator Kerry,the DNC, Obama and Deval. We need to all write letters and call to voice our disagreeance.

I would like to organize a protest at the State House! I am asking for every Independent, 80% of the Dem voter and 40% of the Republican voter including the Tea Party to join hands to show numbers and representations that demands our elected officials to fight for the INTEREST OF THE AMERICAN CITIZEN FIRST AND FOREMOST!!!!!!

It is time to stand tall and together on this issue! I call on all pof the Unemployed in the state to bring themselves and their family and friends. Bring your parents,brothers,sisters and cousins!

It is time for a day trip to Boston! Bring your signs! We need to organize, we need to make efforts on all the bloggs and radio stations to get out the message! maybe we can make it every Saturday leading up to the New Year so that we can build a following. Bring your own signs! I will be there this Saturday at the State house!!Please join and car pool to Boston for a day trip!Bring coffee and warm clothing!

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Nov 17, 2010
 
re: Insurance

Today's Herald has an article on how the State is going after people who don't have health insurance and will fine them and put them in jail! Even people who can't afford the insurance will be fined.

The State has hired attorney's at $125.00 per hour to pursue this.
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#23
Nov 17, 2010
 
i hope all the idiots that re-elected him are happy. massachusetts has the 7th highest amount of immigrants in the country...

why?
free healthcare
rent subsidies
food stamps
all sorts of public assistance

all paid for by u and me

this didn't happen over night. the bleeding heart voters of the state are responsible.

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