Polito Criticizes Opponent For His Support of Benefits for Illegal Immigrants

Karyn Polito, Republican candidate for state treasurer, today criticized her Democratic opponent for his long-standing support for granting in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants.

“There’s a clear difference between Steve Grossman and myself on the issue of providing benefits to illegal immigrants,” said Polito. “My opponent, the former chairman of the Democratic Party, has long supported in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. I oppose giving public entitlement benefits to illegal immigrants because I think doing so disadvantages taxpayers and provides an incentive for people to break the law. My record stands for itself, and as treasurer, I will continue working to protect Massachusetts taxpayers first.”

In 2006, State House News Service cited a letter from Steve Grossman to then House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi urging the Legislature to pass a bill to provide in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants.

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