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Advocates rally at State House to condemn Trump remarks on Mexicans

More than 70 people gathered outside the State House Wednesday night to voice support for immigrants and to condemn presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexicans, which allegedly were cited by a man accused of beating a Mexican national in Dorchester last week.

As passing drivers honked their vehicles’ horns in solidarity, the advocates formed a circle and placed dozens of candles in the center, as well as signs with pro-immigrant messages such as, “We are Immigrants and we are Peaceful People.”

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Two South Boston brothers allegedly beat homeless man

The homeless man was lying on the ground, shaking, when police arrived early Wednesday. His face was soaked, apparently with urine, his nose broken, his chest and arms battered.

Police said two brothers from South Boston allegedly ambushed the 58-year-old as he slept outside of a Dorchester MBTA stop, and targeted him because he is Hispanic. One of the brothers said he was inspired in part by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The allegations ignited widespread condemnation Wednesday.

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Baker and immigration advocates clash on statewide policy

BOSTON (WWLP) – The immigration debate is heating up in Massachusetts. Pro-immigration advocates made sure their voices were heard by many on the State House steps.

Immigrants and state lawmakers rallied in the summer heat, frustrated by Governor Charlie Baker’s views on immigration. They’re in support of a bill known as the “Trust Act,” that would restrict local police from enforcing federal immigration laws unless it involves a dangerous criminal.

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Immigration Activists Compare Baker To Donald Trump

Activists for immigration reform fired back at Gov. Charlie Baker Wednesday at the State House, comparing comments made by the popular Republican chief executive to those of controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Baker urged to shift views on immigration

BOSTON - Immigrant activists secured a future sit-down with Gov.

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Gov. Charlie Baker defers to local leaders in veto threat over immigration bills

BOSTON - Ratcheting up opposition to legislation providing legal protection to people in the country illegally, Gov. Charlie Baker said he would veto such a bill should it reach his desk.

Baker made the comment in a radio interview last week responding to a question emailed by a listener. The governor’s opposition to a statewide policy regarding enforcement of federal immigration law comes as an immigrant advocacy groups plans a rally at the State House this week.

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Lawrence mayor drops opposition to City Council’s immigration ordinance

Lawrence mayor drops opposition to City Council’s immigration ordinance

A young girl who was part of the overflow crowd waited outside the City Council chambers during Tuesday night’s vote.

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A young girl who was part of the overflow crowd waited outside the City Council chambers during Tuesday night’s vote.

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Lawrence limits cooperation with immigration officials

 Cesar Boc spoke in favor of the measure to limit police cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Cesar Boc spoke in favor of the measure to limit police cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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'Sanctuary City' policy OK'd

Sanctuary City’ policy OK’d

By Keith Eddings keddings@eagletribune.com  | Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:55 am

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Movimiento Popular en Guatemala

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the corruption in Guatemala and the popular movement with our guest Edgar Ayala, from BAGUA (Bay Area Guatemalan Action).