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Lawmakers reject driverís licenses for illegal immigrants
Boston Globe ^ | Maria Sacchetti

Posted on 06/24/2014 1:07:11 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

A committee of Massachusetts lawmakers rejected a bill Monday that would have granted driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, leaving another crop of gubernatorial candidates to debate the hot-button issue before the November elections.

Advocates for immigrants had hoped the Joint Committee on Transportation, dominated by Democrats, would follow a recent national trend and approve the bill.

Instead, the panel voted overwhelmingly to send the measure to study, effectively killing hopes for its passage.

“It’s a huge, huge disappointment,” said Eva Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, a statewide group. “Members are more worried about the safety of their seats than the safety of the residents of Massachusetts.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; gop; legislature; outnumbered

1 posted on 06/24/2014 1:07:12 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

In Massachusetts? What happened?


2 posted on 06/24/2014 1:08:21 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"In Massachusetts? What happened?"

A analog clock that stopped is 100% correct twice a day.
Taxatuctuchetes got one right for a change. . .

3 posted on 06/24/2014 1:17:59 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: nickcarraway

Scott Brown got the memo on immigration a long time ago. He’s terrible on all other issues.

http://americasvoice.org/blog/elizabeth-warren-strongly-supports-dream-act-scott-brown-calls-it-back-door-amnesty/

http://granitegrok.com/blog/2013/10/more-on-the-ayotte-booing-and-not-just-because-it-is-almost-halloween

http://www.cis.org/vaughan/massachusetts-closes-illegal-alien-driving-loophole

You can’t help but wonder, if such an accomplishment is possible in Massachusetts, one of the most liberal of states where Republicans are outnumbered in the legislature 163-37, why has Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives not managed to move even the most obvious pro-immigration enforcement bills that have passed the House Judiciary Committee?


4 posted on 06/24/2014 1:21:44 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

This was in 2012 when they could have made it an election issue. Obviously it is stupid to pass immigration bills now with the Senate ready to go to conference any time on amnesty.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 1:23:51 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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