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Friday, August 26, 2011

The rest of the story

The Tea Party Newsletter displays some half-vast editing today, offering a Statehouse News piece about GOP efforts to tie Deval Patrick to a fatal accident involving an undocumented immigrant.
Republicans today announced plans to file legislation forcing the Patrick administration to join Secure Communities, a federal program aimed at cracking down on criminal illegal immigrant that has sparked allegations by immigrant advocates and officials in some states that the program leads to profiling and nets petty criminals, rather than the serious offenders that supporters say are the targets.
Only one problem. The News Service moved a very different version, six hours later (subscription required and emphasis added):
Reacting to the recent arrest and arraignment of an illegal immigrant on a vehicular homicide charge, legislative Republicans on Thursday ripped the Patrick administration's immigration policies and announced a bill they said would force him to join federal efforts to crack down on undocumented immigrants.

There's just one problem: the federal government is no longer asking states to sign up.
Crackerjack legislative work by GOP lawmakers, don't you think?

As for the Herald, the story they ran moved at 12:01 p.m., the update at 6:08 p.m. How did this rather major shift in the story manage to escape the editors? Too much Irene?

File under Gangs that Couldn't Shoot Straight.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deval who will join "reluctantly" when forced to could join right now instead of waiting till he's forced to in 2013 though, right?

August 29, 2011 4:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet you won't mention another column about illegal immigration for a while.

August 30, 2011 4:49 AM  

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