BOSTON The two candidates battling for one of Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate seats are already trading jabs over President Obama’s new immigration policy. Sen. Scott Brown’s opinion on the new policy is clear.
“You know, to do something like this, and move others ahead of almost four million people who’ve been trying to do it the right way, I think is wrong,” Brown said Saturday.
Brown supports a path to citizenship for immigrants who serve in the military, but that the president overstepped his authority when he announced the U.S. would no longer deport most young illegal immigrants.
Harvard Law professor and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren takes a different view.
“These are young people who are here through no fault of their own,” Warren said. “They’re trying to get an education or serve in the military. Our country isn’t made better by forcing them to leave.”
The two candidates also traded blows on the subject of student loan interest rates, which are set to double if Congress does not act by July 1.