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Statement from Governor Patrick on Supreme Court's Ruling on Arizona v. United States


Location: Boston, MA

The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick regarding today's Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law:

"Today's ruling is yet another reason that Congress should work with the President to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Congress' failure to act has opened the door for states to enact laws that on the surface appear tough on immigration but in practice serve only to create an environment of fear. We need to change course from a state-by-state response to our broken immigration system and develop a permanent solution that keeps America safe while bringing people out of the shadows and into the civic, social and economic daylight. That's Congress' responsibility, and they should get on with the business of fulfilling their obligation."

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