Rep. Stephen Lynch believes undocumented children brought to Massachusetts for temporary shelter will likely stay much longer than the proposed 35-40 days.
Eleven-year old Isaac fled El Salvador in the spring out of a fear of gang violence that had already brought death threats to his family.
Gov. Deval Patrick announced Friday he’s proposing two locations in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter unaccompanied children who crossed the southern border into the U.S. illegally.
No final decision had been made on whether Massachusetts will shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border illegally, Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday.
Governor Deval Patrick says he is considering a request from the White House about whether Massachusetts can shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border illegally.
“We need to understand the scope of what it is that we are being asked to do, but I can tell you personally that I don’t think as a commonwealth that we can turn away and turn our backs to children who are coming from desperate situations,” Patrick told reporters.
Two sheriffs from Massachusetts will travel to the U.S-Mexico border Tuesday to meet with immigration officials and border patrol agents to get a firsthand look at the influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States.
The largest immigrant advocacy group in New England is again pushing lawmakers to support a bill that would allow foreign-born residents living in the country illegally to secure Massachusetts driver’s licenses.
Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.
The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward.