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"Governor Patrick is hoping to fully implement 131 immigration reform ideas suggested by an advisory panel in 2009, including offering in-state college tuition rates for illegal immigrant students," the Bostonist news site reports.

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"Beleaguered Bay State and U.S. taxpayers coughed up a staggering $35.7 million this year in free emergency health care for more than 52,000 illegal aliens in Massachusetts, sparking outrage from candidates and critics who back a tougher line on immigration," theBoston Herald reported.

"The figures — released by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration under an order for the Secretary of State’s office and after more than a month of ducking questions — show illegal immigrants who belong to MassHealth Limited received $33.8 million in taxpayer-funded in-patient hospital care this year."