Gov. Deval Patrick releases report that calls for 131 immigration reforms

Immigration activists say they are hopeful that Gov. Deval L. Patrick will support proposals in an advisory report calling for more English classes for the state’s immigrants and in-state tuition for undocumented college students. Patrick released the report containing 131 recommendations, which he called a “values” statement, at a luncheon for immigrant advocates.

Since July 2008, resident immigrants and activists have crowded meetings around the state pressing for those programs and others, including allowing immigrants to get state drivers licenses.

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