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Patrick rips Ariz., Ala. immigrant legislation

Using his strongest language yet on US immigration policy, Governor Deval Patrick in a speech Monday lambasted controversial immigration laws adopted by Arizona and Alabama.

“The actions of various states to take matters into their own hands have been ham-fisted, self-defeating, and even racist,’’ Patrick said at Tufts University.

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