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Monday, July 3, 2006

Immigration heats up

MARLBOROUGH

The number of immigrants to Marlborough from other countries doubled during the 1990s to about 16 percent, and that wave has become a political issue in Marlborough and across the suburbs, according to a front page story in today's Globe.

``You hear it in the coffee shop, your e-mail, or just general discussion," said State Representative Stephen P. LeDuc of Marlborough, a Democrat. ``It definitely hits a nerve."

In the western suburbs, both Framingham and Milford have made news for their ongoing debates over how to deal with their huge immigrant influxes over the last decade. Today's story takes a broader look at immigration as a growing statewide issue.

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