Massachusetts or Arizona?
June 11, 2011 3:18 AM Subscribe
posted by waitingtoderail (47 comments total)
8 users marked this as a favorite
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently decided that the state would not participate in a federal program to deport illegal immigrants accused of crimes. Several Republican state Representatives have been very vocal about opposing Patrick's decision. One is Ryan Fattman
(really), who says that all
illegal immigrants should be deported. When asked if a woman who was raped and beaten on the street should fear deportation, Fattman replied
, "“My thought is that if someone is here illegally, they should be afraid to come forward."Response
from the immigrant community and victim advocacy groups has been swift and strong. Fattman has backpedaled and said that his remarks were "misportrayed."