Tag Archives: illegal immigration

Herald: Jim Lyons uncovers $118M spent on illegal aliens and out-of-staters on health care in 2011

The Boston Herald is reporting that Massachusetts spent $118M of it’s free care pool money on illegal aliens and people from out of state in 2011.  The data was gathered by Jim Lyons who doggedly pursued the Secretary of Health and Human Services for months to release the data. Illegal aliens, out-of-staters and others who failed to produce proof of…

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How to Contain Health Care Costs: Secure Communities

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) As lawmakers on Beacon Hill are wringing their hands over how to contain burgeoning health care costs, they’re getting a helping hand from an unexpected source:  immigration enforcement, in the form of Secure Communities.  This program was activated yesterday over the objections and obstruction of Gov. Patrick.  (For those who doesn’t watch…

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Justice for Killer More Likely in Ecuador

Plymouth County D.A. Timothy Cruz’s effort to get Ecuador to extradite accused double-murderer Luis Guaman to Massachusetts for prosecution is well-meaning but likely futile.  Guaman is suspected of killing Maria Palaguachi-Cela and her young son a year ago in Brockton.  The case stoked debate over Governor Patrick’s and ICE’s decision not to implement Secure Communities here; Guaman was an illegal…

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Bully-proof: Gov. Fails in Revenge Against Sheriffs

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) It was not enough for the Governor (with the help of the White House) to succeed in keeping Massachusetts a sanctuary state by blocking federal authorities from implementing Secure Communities, a common sense program that removes illegal alien criminals from our towns.  He also had to get back at the four Sheriffs…

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Illegal Immigration: Think Locally

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The fate of the E-Verify provision in the casino bill speaks volumes about what it will take to make progress on the immigration issue here in Massachusetts.  The Senate version of the bill included a stipulation that the casinos and their contractors would have to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure…

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Secretary Bigby Finally Gives Jim Lyons Answers, 55,000 Illegal Immigrants receive $93M in Freebies

After close to 6 months Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) has finally received the information he has been doggedly pursuing from the Department of Public Health.  The number is staggering.  We are paying for free health care for 55,000 illegal immigrants at the cost of $93M.  That’s approximately $1,690 per beneficiary.  The Boston Herald has the story. A dogged freshman…

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Sheriffs choose DIY immigration enforcement after ICE says no to SC

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Last week Sheriffs McDonald (Plymouth), Hodgson (Bristol) and Evangelidis (Worcester) traveled to Washington to try to persuade ICE to activate the Secure Communities program here, as they keep promising to do.  ICE again refused (why is anybody’s guess), but offered the sheriffs an even better alternative:  287(g).   Secure Communities is based…

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Marlborough Councilor Matt Elder Restarts Secure Communities Fight

Based on recent developments City Councilor Matt Elder of Marlborough has restarted his quest for the City to enact Secure Communities. With a recent OUI arrest of an illegal immigrant living in Marborough, Ward 3 City Councilor Matt Elder is once again reaching out to public safety officials trying to enter the city into the safety program. “Recently you’ve seen…

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Milford to Ecuador (and ICE): Enough Already!

The recent death of Matt Denice in Milford at the hands of Ecuadoran illegal alien drunk driver Nicolas Guaman understandably has sparked widespread public outrage and renewed resentment toward Gov.  Patrick’s sanctuary policies and ICE’s reluctance to implement the Secure Communities program here.  Most heartening, though, has been the response of Milford’s and other local leaders, who have wasted no…

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Marlborough Councilor Matt Elder Files Motion for City to Join Secure Communities

With Governor Patrick refusing to sign the Commonwealth up for Secure Communities, City Councilor Matt Elder (R) of Marlborough Massachusetts has filed an order with the council to enroll the city in the Secure Communities program.  “All this will do is make it mandatory that the Marlborough Police coordinate with federal agencies any fingerprinting data they receive when booking someone…

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