Massachusetts is facing a state of emergency as the surge of illegal immigrants continues to inundate their borders. Gov. Maura Healey has declared a state of emergency due to the overwhelming influx of migrants, and has written an urgent letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asking for assistance. Gov. Healey revealed that approximately 5,500 migrants, including young children and pregnant women, are in their care and is currently spending a staggering $45 million per month due to the surge.
MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR MAURA HEALEY ON SANCTUARY CITIES:
"If they want to take on a sanctuary city designation, I think that's great!"
Now, she's declaring a state of emergency over the influx of migrants into her state.
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The governor stated that several factors have contributed to this catastrophe, including federal policies on immigration and work authorization, the inadequate production of affordable housing over the last decade, and the conclusion of the COVID-era food and housing security programs. Meanwhile, the state of New York is grappling with its own problems as it struggles to accommodate more than 57,000 migrants.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is now running for president, sent approximately 50 migrants to Massachusetts in September, causing chaos and straining the state’s resources. Martha’s Vineyard found itself short of supplies and resources, leading to the eventual transfer of the migrants to Joint Base Cape Cod. Nevertheless, Gov. Healey blamed the federal government for its years of inaction in addressing this ongoing crisis, emphasizing that they can no longer do this alone.
Illegal migration continues to escalate, with the southern border facing a renewed surge after a dip in June. In July, Border Patrol agents apprehended approximately 130,000 illegal migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border after making roughly 99,000 in June. This increase presents a significant challenge to the federal government’s ability to effectively manage this problem. The situation at the border is dire, and the governor’s plea for intervention to solve the state of emergency is a cry for help from a state overwhelmed by the largely avoidable influx of illegal immigrants.
The state of Massachusetts is struggling to provide accommodation and resources for illegal immigrants, making it a breeding ground for corruption, lawlessness, and possible health hazards. The fact that Gov. Healey must request emergency measures in response to this crisis is a clear indication of the state’s inadequacy in handling the issue. The federal government’s failure to address this ongoing crisis has only exacerbated the surge of illegal immigrants, forcing states like Massachusetts to face a mounting burden on their economy and healthcare system. Something needs to be done to address this critical situation, and it must be dealt with swiftly to prevent the worst-case scenario from becoming a reality.