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    In the dead of night, a Senate surprise
    How the tide turned on illegal immigrants
    By Noah Bierman
    Globe Staff / May 29, 2010

    It was late Wednesday night, hour 11 of a grueling state budget debate, and senators were arguing over another contentious amendment on illegal immigration. Republicans were hammering Democrats for going too soft. Leading Democrats were quietly pushing to make a deal to quell the criticism.

    That’s when Senate President Therese Murray banged her gavel — temporarily freezing action on the floor and effectively changing the course of the immigration debate in Massachusetts.

    Murray, who had shown little appetite for a headline-grabbing crackdown on illegal immigrants, wanted a new strategy. In the end, the Republicans, who make up just five of the Senate’s 40 members, got more than they wanted, just hours after the Senate appeared to have killed, or at least slowed down, their own plan to tighten immigration laws.

    And with a 28-to-10 vote, the Senate came back Thursday and passed a sweeping measure that would toughen or expand rules that bar illegal immigrants from obtaining public health care, housing, and higher education benefits. It would set up hot lines for anonymous tips about illegal immigrants holding jobs and encourage the state attorney general to consult with the US Justice Department to enlist more state resources to halt illegal immigration.

    Supporters said the measure reflected broad public consensus on reserving state services for legal residents; liberal members of the Senate said they felt blindsided and ashamed that the body had passed such a strict measure so abruptly…

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    Hopefully, the "progressive" tide is turning. But will it be signed.........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    Hopefully, the "progressive" tide is turning. But will it be signed.........?
    Possibly. Brewer's approval ratings in Arizona are over 70% and approaching 80%. Deval Patrick's approval ratings are dismal. He might just sign it in order to take the issue away from his challenger. But, remember that California has a law on the books that is harsher than Arizona's, but it is not enforced. In fact, the LAPD even has a general order that restricts its enforcement. So Patrick could easily sign it and get the bump in the polls, but then restrict its enforcement so that it becomes irrelevant.
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    at which point the left will claim that the law is unenforceable, pointless, and ineffective and demand that we just open the boarders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    at which point the left will claim that the law is unenforceable, pointless, and ineffective and demand that we just open the boarders.
    pretty much open now!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    at which point the left will claim that the law is unenforceable, pointless, and ineffective and demand that we just open the boarders.
    Exactly, because if you choose not to enforce a law, it's clearly unenforceable and ineffective, and to a progressive, protecting the lives and property of taxpayers is obviously pointless.
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