Wednesday, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) told local reporters he was looking into ways to help the Obama administration deal with the ten of thousands of illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border.
He said “My inclination is to remember what happened when a ship full of Jewish children tried to come to the United States in 1939 and the United States turned them away, and many of them went to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps.”
Patrick discussed the political debate about deportation or allowing the children to stay and said, “I think we are a bigger-hearted people than that as Americans, and certainly as residents of Massachusetts. … Now getting from there to a practical solution, I have not done yet. I’m trying to think that through.”
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