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Publicity Stunts Won’t Solve Migrant Crisis, Says MassGOP Chair Amy Carnevale

Publicity Stunts Won’t Solve Migrant Crisis, Says MassGOP Chair Amy Carnevale

June 25, 2024


Boston, MAThe Healey-Driscoll Administration’s recent decision to send its members to the border is nothing more than a publicity stunt that will neither address the migrant crisis in Massachusetts nor reduce the influx of migrants entering the Commonwealth.


MassGOP Chair, Amy Carnevale, criticized the administration’s actions, stating, “Despite the Governor signing a nine-month limit for migrants to stay in state-funded emergency housing, with options to extend, the influx of migrants to the Commonwealth continues unabated. In spite of her rhetoric, the Right to Shelter Law remains unchanged, ensuring that migrants are still legally guaranteed housing upon entering Massachusetts.”


Carnevale emphasized the disconnect between the administration’s rhetoric and its actions. “The Healey-Driscoll Administration’s words do not align with their actions. They can engage in rhetoric and publicity stunts all they want, but without concrete steps to limit access to emergency housing, nothing will change. To stop incentivizing migrants from coming to the Commonwealth, the Right to Shelter Law must be amended to restrict program access based on the duration of residency in the Commonwealth,” she asserted.


She further commented on the political dynamics at play, saying, “Based on Healey’s rhetoric, it seems she shares the same goals as Republicans. However, due to political pride and partisanship, she refuses to take the necessary steps to work with Republicans to resolve this crisis and save Massachusetts from economic disaster.”