"It is a clear message to the immigrant and refugee communities that they are not listened to," said [Eva Millona]. "Apparently, there wasn't any political will to take the [vetoes] up.""We couldn't get a commitment from [Mitt Romney] that he would not politicize this," said St. Fleur, a supporter of Speaker Thomas Finneran. "I think it is clear in a political year that leadership's job is to protect its members.""I worked the floor and there were significant numbers who were going to work with us," said St. Fleur. "But getting a two-thirds vote to override a veto on an issue where you don't have a meeting of the minds of most people and that could be politically difficult is hard."
Romney Vetoes Immigrant Health Care, Tuition Bills
When the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill allowing children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates, the measure appeared on its way to...