Massachusetts Boy's Immigration Journey Resonates In Border Crisis DebateEleven-year old Isaac fled El Salvador in the spring out of a fear of gang violence that had already brought death threats to his family.
Patrick Offers Camp Edwards, Westover Air Base As Temporary Shelters For Illegal Immigrant ChildrenGov. Deval Patrick announced Friday he’s proposing two locations in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter unaccompanied children who crossed the southern border into the U.S. illegally.
Gov. Patrick Says No Final Decision On Sheltering Illegal Immigrant Children In Mass.No final decision had been made on whether Massachusetts will shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally, Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday.
Daily Talker: Should Massachusetts House Children Crossing Border Illegally?Governor Deval Patrick says he is considering a request from the White House about whether Massachusetts can shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally. "We need to understand the scope of what it is that we are being asked to do, but I can tell you personally that I don't think as a commonwealth that we can turn away and turn our backs to children who are coming from desperate situations," Patrick told reporters.
Massachusetts Sheriffs Join Texas-Mexico Border Tour Two sheriffs from Massachusetts will travel to the U.S-Mexico border Tuesday to meet with immigration officials and border patrol agents to get a firsthand look at the influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States.
Advocates Push For Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants In Mass.The largest immigrant advocacy group in New England is again pushing lawmakers to support a bill that would allow foreign-born residents living in the country illegally to secure Massachusetts driver's licenses.
Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don't Want Middle Easterners HereRepublican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US "either legally or illegally".
Supreme Court Strikes Down Most Of Arizona Immigration LawThe Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects' status could go forward.
Keller @ Large: One-On-One With Gov. PatrickPolitical analyst Jon Keller spoke with Governor Deval Patrick about the local economy and the Secure Communities program.
Secure Communities Program Takes Effect In MassachusettsA federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants arrested for crimes has gone into effect in Massachusetts, despite concerns raised by Gov. Deval Patrick and others.
Secure Communities To Go Into Effect In Mass. Despite ProtestsThe information sharing program will go into effect in Massachusetts on Tuesday.