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Anti-immigration fever reaches Boston

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:15

Protesters gather in Boston for an anti-immigration rally, voicing opposition to a proposal to let Central American children stay on military bases in Massachusetts. Nathan Frandino reports.

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These protesters in Boston have a message. And it's for Governor Deval Patrick, who recently proposed letting Central American children temporarily stay on two state military bases. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WAYNE BRESNAHAN SAYING: "I can't understand how you can tell me this president and Deval Patrick, how they can tell US Marines to get off our bases and they're gonna put all these illegal immigrants on and there are homeless veterans outside who can't come on the base and eat." The anti-immigration crowd gathered at the state house. They say the country must take care of its own first. (SOUNDBITE) (English) KAREN WILLIAMS SAYING: "You can only spend one dollar one time. It's our dollar for our people, for our veterans, for our children." Tens of thousands of kids have crossed in recent months, overwhelming federal agencies. (SOUNDBITE) (English) KATE WILSON SAYING: "The border patrol agents are so preoccupied with taking care of these children they're not able to focus on preventing dangerous criminals and terrorists from coming across the border." And with resources stretching thin, politicians are struggling to find a solution.

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Anti-immigration fever reaches Boston

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:15