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Massachusetts Officials Ask People To Consider Taking Illegal Immigrants Into Their Homes

DAILY WIRE – Massachusetts officials are asking citizens to consider opening their homes to illegal immigrants as the state scrambles to confront a dire shelter shortage.

The plea to residents came Wednesday, a day after Democratic Governor Maura Healey declared a state of emergency on the migrant crisis.

“Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll said at a press conference Wednesday.

The Democrats of Massachusetts are now calling on people to house unvetted migrants.

Lt. Gov Kim Driscoll: “If you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family.”— Citizen Free Press, August 10, 2023

The governor touched on residents stepping up to help on Tuesday after she declared a state of emergency.

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“This is a national issue that demands a national response,” Healey said during a press conference at the State House in Boston.

“In the meantime, we’re simply asking the federal government to use the tools already available to give these brave parents a chance to work and support their families. At the same time, we’re calling on everyone in Massachusetts to come together, help us meet this moment in our state, and offer a helping hand,” Healey said.

It is unclear whether any Massachusetts residents have responded to the state’s call and offered to house a migrant family in their home.

The state of emergency will expedite the process for creating or renting more migrant housing and allow the National Guard to quickly step in if necessary.

Healey said the state currently houses nearly 20,000 people, many of whom are illegal immigrants. More than 5,600 families are being sheltered, up from 3,100 families a year ago. Those in need of shelter include babies, young children, and pregnant women …

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