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Marty Walsh on Immigration

 


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A son of immigrants, Marty's experience reflects the values and contributions that immigrants continue to make in the city of Boston. Today, immigrants account for over a quarter of the city's total population and foreign-born residents have nearly doubled since 1990. The Walsh Administration will do more to celebrate the individual and cultural identities of our immigrant residents, while simultaneously facilitating inclusion in their adopted country.
Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, MartyWalsh.org, "Issues" , Nov 7, 2013

Supported two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part II: Education:Excellence, Equality & Community. [State Rep. Walsh voted YES].

Gov. Romney vetoed budget section 210, which says. "Section 4 of MGL chapter 71A is hereby further amended to add:--"Foreign language classes for children who already know English, 2-way bilingual programs... shall be unaffected." [MGL chapter 71A requires English-only classroom teaching. Section 210 would exempt "2-way classes" in which some students are native English speakers and some are non-native English speakers. A vote to override the Governor's veto would continue to allow that type of bilingual education although foreign-language classes without native English-speaking students woul still be disallowed.]

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is "We reaffirm our support for classroom programs, including Special and Bilingual Education"

Source citation: Excellence, Equality and Community; Bill Section 209 ; vote number 266

Source: Massachusetts House Journals via MassScorecard.org , Jul 14, 2003

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