Massachusetts Spends $10.5 Million On Resettling Illegal Migrants

Massachusetts taxpayers will fund an effort to move 400 illegal immigrant families out of emergency shelters. Gov. Maura Healey (D) launched the one-year pilot program, which will pay resettlement agencies $10.5 million to move migrant families into apartments. These contractors are also tasked with job placement so that the illegals will be “self-sufficient.”

Massachusetts emergency shelters are filled to capacity and beyond with illegals thanks to the wide-open border policy of President Biden. The “sanctuary city” of Boston has been severely impacted, as have many of the surrounding suburbs.

Community centers that once housed gymnasiums and hosted sports leagues are being converted into shelters for illegals. In suburban towns such as Dedham, high-end hotels such as the Holiday Inn and The Fairfield Inn are filled with migrants. An office building in the exclusive Boston neighborhood of Seaport will soon become home to 80 illegal immigrant families.

Logan Airport has had a section converted into a shelter for illegals. Even Boston hospitals have housed immigrants.

Gov. Healy said in a statement: “We’re grateful to the Legislature for providing this funding to expand their efforts so that we can meet the needs of families in our emergency assistance shelter system.”

Some are questioning whether Gov. Healey’s program is just a “shell game” in which sheltering for illegals will simply be expanded to include apartments.

Participants will be provided a case worker for one year “to make sure they have work and that they’re self-sufficient.” This is according to Jeff Thielman, CEO of the International Institute of New England, one of the resettlement contractors. But nothing in the program specifies what happens if they are not “self-sufficient” after that year has expired.

Additionally, one of the program’s stated goals is to free up shelter space for new families, but there is no plan to stem the tide of illegals in the first place. Gov. Healey’s initiative aims to house 400 families in one year, but Massachusetts currently has over 7,500 illegal families, and 10-30 more are arriving each day.

Many area communities concerned about the safety and security of their neighborhoods say that this influx is simply unsustainable.

Seaport resident Kathleen Hemmingway, in an interview with CBS News Boston, gets to the heart of the frustration many residents are feeling in Massachusetts and nationwide: “There is no vetting process. You just come over the border, and that’s it.”