FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com reporting:
A serious car crash involving a local lawmaker and a suspected illegal immigrant is threatening to reignite already heated debates about immigration on Beacon Hill, according to police reports obtained by FOX25.
State Rep. Mike Moran of Brighton was rear-ended by a suspected illegal immigrant this week. The suspect was wearing a Mexican costume at the time of the crash where he slammed into Moran at 60 mph.
The suspect, 27-year-old Isaias Naranjo, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a valid license. According to the report, when told of the serious charges he would be facing, he just laughed.
Watch the video at the link for his full reaction: “I’m going to go back to my country, Mexico -Nothing is going to happen to me, man!”
But because of action taken by Gov. Deval Patrick, state police were unable to notify immigration authorities that Naranjo might be illegal.
Three years ago, Patrick revoked an order by former governor Mitt Romney which gave state police power to investigate immigration violations.
The governor’s aides are defending the measure, saying the department of correction can still pursue the violation.
The accident is bound to reverberate at the Statehouse where lawmakers just narrowly rejected a bill to crackdown on illegal immigrants.
I don’t know what side Moran took on that bill, but I’d bet after this, he’s more open than ever to enforcing our immigration laws.
Thanks to Infidel Joe.
Donald Douglas has looked into Moran’s voting record, and says he’s an all out supporter of “undocumented immigrants”. See his post for details.