BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - Gov. Deval Patrick made a major reversal today, saying he's not signing up for a controversial program aimed at deporting illegal immigrants with serious criminal records. Secure Communities has been a political hot potato for Gov. Patrick since last fall, when FOX Undercover first revealed his administration had been dragging its feet for a year on the federal government’s request to bring it to Massachusetts. Patrick eventually decided to sign on, but reversed course yesterday. “I think this is the right decision for the Commonwealth. From a public safety position we'll continue to work with the FBI and (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for convicted felons who are undocumented people. But the Secure Communities program is not for us,” Patrick told reporters today. Patrick says he supports that goal, but says Secure Communities is leading to the deportation of immigrants who haven't committed crimes, or who have committed minor offenses.
Minor offenses like stealing my god damn grill? Is that what we're talking about here Deval? These are the types of immigrants you're working to keep here, tailgate pilfering Basque Seperatists? Because I can't help but think that maybe if we were fingerprinting and deporting illegal immigrants who happen to also be criminals, that shit wouldn't have happened...I think Deval owes me a grill, and I won't be happy until my situation is rectified.
Seriously though, what the hell planet is Deval living on these days?