As the number of homeless people in the state continues to rise as a result of illegal immigration, Massachusetts officials are now requesting that residents accept border crossers and illegal immigrants into their homes.
According to WBUR, Governor Maura Healey (D) is urging people to think about taking in border crossers including illegal aliens if they have spare spaces in their houses or apartments.
“Authorities in Massachusetts are looking for anyone who are willing to house recently arrived families. In the interim, until longer-term housing can be secured, hosts are urged to offer a room or apartment.”
“New immigrants make up a sizable share of the families in desperate need of homes in the state. Many of the people arriving in Boston came from traveling through other states after fleeing the turmoil in Haiti.”
While the state provides funding for roughly 40 hotels and motels around the state to host new arrivals at public cost, Healey wants to keep border crossers as well as illegal immigrants in citizens’ private homes.
Healey hasn’t dispatched illegal immigrants or border crossers to any of Massachusetts’ “millionaire destinations,” which includes Cambridge, Nantucket, the island of Martha’s Vineyard, or Newburyport, as Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr pointed out.
“The Healey administration has listed the 28 towns and cities where the government is shelling out millions for motels and hotels for thousands of illegal immigrants coming from the Third World who want handouts,” according to Carr. “Oddly, though, practically all of the wealthy suburban areas that have made a big deal about celebrating diversity have so far failed to offer sufficient free lodging for the recently arrived non-working classes.”
Approximately 316,000 illegal immigrants live in Massachusetts today.