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Should MA Shelter Some of the Children Who Have Flooded US Border?

Gov. Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Gov. Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Gov. Deval Patrick is mulling a request from President Barack Obama for the commonwealth to shelter some of the unaccompanied children that have flooded over the country’s southern border.

If Patrick agrees to the request, the children would be housed in secure facilities.

Patrick called the issue at the border a “humanitarian crisis.” Massachusetts should do what it can to help, he said, but added that the commonwealth needs to understand the “scope” of the assistance and what the commonwealth can actually provide.

More than 52,000 children have been caught crossing into the country since October and Obama has called it an “urgent humanitarian situation.”

What do you think? Should Massachusetts agree to take in some of the unoccupied children that have come across the US border? Let us know in the comments section 

Dan O'Neil July 24, 2014 at 07:37 PM
There will be a rally at the state house for those opposed to this from 11am to 1pm. This is BS, we can't afford it and it can't be allowed.
Paula DiCesare July 24, 2014 at 07:59 PM
11 AM to 1 PM when? Hope its not on a work day!
Rob C July 24, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Paula, its taxpayers protesting the wasting of taxpayers money, it is on Saturday when they are not working. Too bad those they are protesting against will all be away and out of town.
Paula DiCesare July 24, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Good. Away or not, they will get the message. Imagine what we could do with all the "wasted" money? Politics. Drives me to the brink some days.
RON BEATY July 24, 2014 at 09:02 PM
Please join me this Saturday, July 26th, 11:00 am at the steps of the State House in Boston. I'll be actively PROTESTING at the Rally against Illegal Immigration. Bring your own signs and flags. Thanks. RON BEATY, Tea Party-Republican Candidate, MA State Senate-Cape & Islands District

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