BOSTON (CBS) – Cracking down on illegal immigrants in Massachusetts made for an emotional debate at the Statehouse on Tuesday.
The family of a Milford man killed last summer is supporting a bill that would dramatically toughen the law.
Matthew Denice was hit by a truck driven by a man who was in the country illegally. Nicolas Guaman is charged with the crime.
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Police said he was drunk and didn’t have a license.
Denice’s family says Massachusetts laws are too lax and the state has become a magnet for undocumented immigrants.
Outside immigrant rights groups rallied against the bill, which among other things would penalize employers who hire undocumented immigrants and make it difficult for them to register a car.