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Letter to the Editor: An “Obligation” to House Illegal Immigrants?

The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors of this newspaper. We welcome supporting or opposing views on any published item. Received March 17, 2024.

In a recent article in the Epoch Times, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, a Democrat, said that “under the law,” Massachusetts has an “obligation” to ensure complete use of all spaces around the state for housing illegal immigrants.  The Melnea Cass Recreation Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts, has been turned into a temporary emergency shelter.  Ms. Healey said the site needs to be reverted back to the community before June.

“We’re also in about 90 communities, utilizing our emergency shelter assistance program. Right now, we have about 7,500 families in Massachusetts housed through that program.”  She said many facilities have since reached capacity as the state manages a waiting list for new arrivals.

Are our local towns in Connecticut under a similar obligation?

Ed Munster, Haddam

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