Say what you’ll about Donald Trump, however there have been no unlawful immigrants sleeping at Logan Airport when he was president.
Despite criticism and lawsuits from progressive Democrats like Gov. Maura Healey, Trump constructed the wall and had unlawful immigration on the southern border beneath relative management.
Then Joe Biden grew to become president and reversed all of Trump’s border safety measures — from halting work on Trump’s border wall to rescinding his stay in Mexico coverage — thereby turning the nation right into a Third World flophouse.
Massachusetts now, like different states, is so overrun with unlawful immigrants that it has run out of locations to place them.
Hence, households with no place to go sleep on the ground of the newly renovated and expanded Terminal E at Logan, web site of worldwide flights. Despite objections, Heley is delivery them to a leisure middle in Roxbury.
It is simply too dangerous that airport expansionists who spent some $50 million on the renovations didn’t have the foresight to supply an in-house haven and beds for the homeless migrants who look forward to eventual switch to overcrowded homeless shelters.
And after one other lodge, motel, or leisure middle is taken over to deal with and feed the newcomers, all at taxpayer expense, extra will arrive to take their place.
Thanks to progressive Democrats, Logan has turn out to be a sanctuary airport in a sanctuary metropolis inside a sanctuary state.
There are at the moment 7,510 immigrant households in emergency shelter and 600 on the ready listing. Given 4 individuals to a household, the quantity is greater than there are residents of such cities as Mansfield, Marblehead and Maynard.
It is projected that the housing, feeding, education and medical take care of the immigrants is costing Massachusetts taxpayers $1 billion a yr, with no sign of ending.
It is the most important disaster going through Healey as she enters the second yr of her governorship.
“This is not something that Massachusetts created,” she instructed the Herald. “It is something that has been created by geopolitical forces by failure to act on the federal level.”
It is noteworthy that Healey by no means places the blame on fellow progressive Joe Biden, who opened the borders to let everybody in, together with drug smugglers, terrorists and criminals, however on the “federal” authorities, as if Biden was some kind of bystander.
In addition, whereas Massachusetts might not have “created” the unlawful immigrant drawback, it definitely contributed to it.
One approach it contributed was for Healey to misapply the Right to Shelter Law to incorporate unlawful immigrants when it was handed forty years in the past to deal solely with Massachusetts residents, not foreigners.
Illegal immigrants are led to imagine that Massachusetts would meet all their wants as soon as they arrived at its shores — or at Logan Airport. So far, they’ve been proper.
Another approach Healey contributed to the disaster was the aggressive method through which she, as legal professional normal, fought each try by then President Donald Trump to safe the southern border. She sued Trump coming and going — some 96 occasions in all — a dozen of which have been over his “cruel” border coverage.
Hardly was Trump sworn into workplace than Healey joined in with different Democrat attorneys normal to problem Trump over constructing the wall alongside the southern border to maintain unlawful immigrants from pouring into the nation.
Healey stated that Trump’s plan to divert funds to construct the wall was “an illegal power grab.”
One of Joe Biden’s first acts as president was to halt building of the unfinished wall.
Healey sued Trump over his banning of immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations and his coverage of separating immigrant youngsters from dad and mom, which was aimed toward figuring out if the kids did certainly belong to the dad and mom.
She additionally sued Trump over guidelines that might have denied authorized statutes to migrants on public help.
“This rule is designed to scare immigrants in Massachusetts and prevent people from accessing basic services for which they are eligible that keep our communities healthy and safe,” Healey stated on the time.
She sued Trump over his plan to exclude unlawful immigrants from the U.S. census rely, amongst different anti-Trump border insurance policies.
“In Massachusetts, we stand with our immigrant communities,” she stated.
That is why extra unlawful immigrants are coming. If you invite them, they’ll come.
Peter Lucas is a veteran Massachusetts political reporter and columnist.