Massachusetts protesters call out right to shelter law

by ian

Hundreds of demonstrators have come out in protest against a new law in Massachusetts.

The law in question is the state’s right-to-shelter law, which contains a new nine-month limit for families living in state emergency shelters. The law also approved a $426 million boost to the shelter system from Massachusetts’s savings. Gov. Maura Healy signed this law on Tuesday.

But some Bostonians weren’t a fan of the law’s provisions. Some argue that it will encourage illegal immigrants to live in their state while leaving homeless and other residents behind.

This was expressed by Jeff Kuhner, a conservative talk show host in attendance at the rally who spoke with local ABC affiliate WCVB 5.

Others in attendance argued for more effort from the federal government on the issue of immigration and the border.