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New Law Turns State Into ‘Destination for Migrants’: Resident

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Massachusetts residents are concerned about the impact of a state law that provides migrants with a right to shelter, attracting a growing number of migrants to the state.

Paul Diego Craney, a Massachusetts resident, said, “In Massachusetts, anyone that steps foot here, if you’ve been here for 20 years or for 20 minutes, you do have some benefits. And one of them is called a right-to-shelter.”

“And what that basically means is the taxpayers are mandated to pay for your shelter,” he continued.

“We are becoming a destination for migrants,” explained Craney.

Adding, “And as a result, our shelter system; our welfare system is stretched beyond thin. And it’s becoming pretty much a disaster.”

The law, in place since 1983, has led to a significant influx of migrants, straining the state’s shelter and welfare systems.

The state government is spending around $1 billion annually on the migrant crisis.

Many residents oppose the law’s effects on the migrant situation and are not in favor of hosting migrants in their homes.

State officials are considering housing migrants in other areas, including the Berkshires.

Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll suggested if Massachusetts residents “have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family.”

Critics argue that significant funds are being allocated to the issue without addressing necessary reforms.

Vivek Ramaswamy previously said, “Now, the donor class that pulls the strings in both parties has decided it’s now inside the Overton Window to actually complain about the southern border.”

Governor Healey has called for reforms to immigration laws and increased financial assistance for states.

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