Some parts of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where more than 90% of people voted for President Biden, are worried about the rising number of illegal immigrants moving to their beautiful East Coast towns.
Governor Maura Healey (D) has heard from residents and elected leaders in Cape Cod who are worried about Haitians crossing the line illegally and living within their small coastal towns.
The New York Times says that social services in Cape Cod are under pressure and that public schools are full.
Cape Cod authorities recently wrote Healey a letter requesting that the state stop setting up border crossers as well as illegal immigrants in the Yarmouth Resort hotel, which they describe as a “nuisance to the community.”
“It changes with them every day. They frequently overlook or fail to get in touch with the local government representatives,” Town Administrator Robert Whritenour stated to NBC Boston. “It’s been rough, to be honest, because a lot of hate has been thrown at local, state, and federal politicians. I think a great deal of people are afraid, to be honest.”
During the most recent town meeting about the problem, people from Cape Cod talked about how scary it is that they don’t know who is making their way to their town and how expensive illegal immigration is.
One neighbor told NBC Boston, “We’re afraid we’re going to lose Cape Cod. Cape Cod is a unique and lovely place. It is a problem for more than just our town. We need you to collaborate with all of the other towns on this so that everyone is on the same page.”
Healey, on the other hand, is not trying to get President Biden’s government to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and people who cross the border into Massachusetts. Instead, she wants those at the border to be given work passes and let into the rest of the country.
After almost 66% of Massachusetts voters supported Biden over former President Trump in the presidential election of 2020, the state is only now beginning to feel the effects of Biden’s lenient enforcement of federal immigration rules.
In Cape Cod, certain towns supported Biden with up to 92 percent of the vote, while towns like Yarmouth supported Biden with 62 to 55 percent of the vote against Trump.