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Massachusetts taxpayers urged to pay $139 million to house more illegal aliens

Massachusetts taxpayers are being asked to pay a $139 million bill that would “expand emergency shelter capacity” for commuters and illegal aliens arriving in the state.

As Massachusetts residents begin to see housing prices cool, Governor Charlie Baker (right) is asking for $139 million to dramatically increase housing space for the increasingly arriving commuters and illegal aliens more in the state with little or no means.

“Massachusetts’ emergency shelter system provides support to thousands of families each year, but a recent surge in migrant newcomers, coupled with a tight housing market, has led to a need for greater capacity in the entire system,” Baker said in a statement:

These expanded resources will help us respond quickly and effectively to this humanitarian crisis., especially as we enter the winter months. We look forward to working with our partners in the legislature, non-profit community and local government as we all meet this unprecedented challenge, which is unfortunately driven by the federal government’s inability to meet our country’s immigration challenges. [Emphasis added]

The millions in new taxpayer funds would be used to expand the capacity of the state’s shelter system, where many cross-border commuters and illegal aliens end up, by adding an additional 1,300 units and an initial reception center.

Nearly $40 million of the total amount would fund the resources needed to place newly arrived international students in Massachusetts public schools.

For months, officials in several Massachusetts towns said they were caught off guard by the arrival of hundreds of commuters and illegal aliens who were then put into hotel rooms.

The arrivals come as President Joe Biden’s administration has overseen around 5.5 million migrant encounters at the US-Mexico border since February 2021, while nearly 1.5 million border commuters and illegal aliens have been directly released inside the United States.

Massachusetts residents have only recently begun to see their housing market cool as the median price of a single-family home has fallen. At the same time, however, the median price, at nearly $550,000, remains too high for many potential buyers because supply is so low and dwindling as hundreds arrive each month in need of accommodation. .

Real estate investors are among the biggest beneficiaries of mass immigration to the United States. Immigration-driven population growth, which is expected to push the United States’ population to over 400 million by 2060, is expected to further drive up housing prices.

A 2017 study published in the Journal of Housing Economics found that “increasing immigration to a metropolitan statistical area is related to rising rents and house prices in that metropolitan statistical area and in metropolitan statistical areas neighbours”.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.

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