Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Lawmakers were surprised this week by Gov. Deval Patrick's statements that some illegal immigrants should pay in-state tuition at state universities and colleges.
Thousands of illegal immigrants living in Massachusetts can qualify for state resident tuition rates at state colleges, under a policy laid out on Monday by Gov. Deval Patrick. Patrick took state legislators by surprise when he told college and university officials that illegal immigrants who obtain a federal work permit should pay in-state tuition. In statements to the media on Monday, Patrick said that the policy is in line with what President Obama authorized last summer — that young illegal immigrants, who were brought here before age 16 with their parents, could obtain a federal work permit and remain in the U.S. without threat of deportation. He said that students who have obtained these work permits in the past have paid in-state …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The state House and Senate on Tuesday overrode Gov. Deval Patrick's veto of legislation requiring drivers to provide documentation of legal residency before registering a vehicle. The legislation began with a bill filed by Milford's representatives.
Editor's Note: The following press release was issued jointly by state Sen. Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) and state Rep. John Fernandes (D-Milford). Senator Richard T. Moore and Representative John V. Fernandes recently joined their colleagues in the House and Senate to successfully override the governor’s veto of vehicle registration reforms and stricter false identity fines. The House and Senate overrode the Governor’s veto by a vote of 134-19 in the House followed by a vote of 24-10 in the Senate. The existing law allows so-called “x-registrations” wherein an unlicensed operator or person in the state illegally is able to purchase and register a car without any proof of residency. This loophole has allowed untrained and unlicensed …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
ICE originally required Obama's uncle to report to its Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations in Burlington on April 12; and then chose not to deport the illegal immigrant, who had been living in Framingham.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Judicial Watch, an organization that investigates and fights government corruption, has obtained records from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding President Obama’s illegal alien uncle, Onyango Obama, who was arrested in August 2011 on drunken driving charges in Framingham. Onyango was first ordered out of the country in 1989. ICE had granted him a stay of deportation effective until June 5, 2012. The stay was granted to allow him to attend pending criminal proceedings and to seek reopening of his deportation proceedings, which concluded before the Board of Immigration Appeals on January 29, 1992. In March, Obama admitted to a judge in Framingham District Court prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. Immigration and…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Undocumented or illegal immigrants applaud the Obama administration's new policy to not pursue deportation of children who arrived in this country illegally with their parents, if they are under the age of 30 and have no criminal record.
When Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff visited Massachusetts in April, Ashland housecleaner Graça Mello asked a Framingham radio reporter to bring a letter to the Brazilian head of state. In the letter, Mello spoke about the angst of being a mother of a teenage daughter, who can’t go to college because she’s undocumented. Two months later the Obama Administration announced on Friday, the deferred action of deportation of young immigrants who came to America, before they were 16-years-old with their parents, have no criminal record, and a high school diploma. “After the day Dilma came here, I kneeled and prayed,” said Mello. “God heard my prayers. My daughter deserves to have a brighter future. Thank God the day has come.” In Sherborn, …
Famílias brasileiras dizem que se sentem mais tranquilas com a legalização dos filhos
Quando a presidente do Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, visitou Massachusetts no dia 12 de abril, a faxineira brasileira Graça Mello pediu um repórter de Framingham para levar uma carta para Dilma. Na carta, Graça contou a angústia de ser mãe de uma adolescente que não pode cursar uma faculdade porque é indocumentada. Dois meses depois, a Administração Obama anunciou que vai regularizar o status de todo imigrante que veio para os EUA antes dos 16 anos, se formou no segundo grau, não tem antecedentes criminais e tem menos de 30 anos hoje. “Depois do dia que a Dilma veio aqui, eu ajoelhei e orei,” disse Graça. “Deus ouviu minhas preces. Minha filha merece ter um futuro melhor. Graças a Deus esse dia chegou.” Em Sherborn, Paulo Pereira, um técnico de …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Rizoli: "Taxes relate to expenditures. One of the reasons why our taxes are going up is directly related to the illegal aliens and their children in the school system."
There is a saying that I'm sure you've heard often.…“there is an elephant in the room." It generally relates to something that is very obvious yet some people don’t see it. In Framingham, we have an elephant in the room that is so obvious you would think the people were blind not to see it. School expenditures relate directly to children in the school. The more children in the school the more we pay, it's only common sense. In Framingham we have around 1,500 or children of illegal aliens attending our schools. In fact one school, Woodrow Wilson has around 500 alone. So to simplify this ... It cost around $16,000 dollars to educate each child in the schools today. If you multiply this cost times the 1,500 children in the schools it comes up…