Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Illegal Immigrants = In-State Tuition?

The State House News Service is reporting that the debate of granting in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants is likely to return in 2008. The SHNS noted that Governor Patrick, Senate President Murray, and Speaker DiMasi all support this initiative.

"House Minority Leader Bradley Jones (D-North Reading) said that, despite the removal of a GOP chief executive as a veto threat, national failures on immigration reform efforts have likely cooled top Democrats' appetite for pushing through a politically difficult reform.

'I think despite the fact that the governor, the Senate president, and the speaker are all in favor of it, I think they realize that out amongst the public it's a lead-pipe issue that they don't want to have tied around their waist, or maybe around their neck,' Jones said."
Representative Jones is right. The people do not want this but the Beacon Hill Democrats do and we must not allow them to move forward with this legislation.