Healey Calls On Fed For Immigration Housing Help

A judge has rejected an effort to block the state from capping the number of families it houses in emergency shelters.

The judge found that Governor Maura Healey did not violate the law when she ordered the change to the shelter program without notifying the legislature in advance.

While on a speaking engagement in Amherst, the Governor said she was pleased with the decision, but the issue needs to be centered around the federal government and its need to help the Commonwealth deal with the issue at hand. She says so far the fed has been reluctant to step in.

The group Lawyers for Civil Rights claims that the state capping the program will result in families sleeping in the streets during the winter.

The state has nearly reached the 75 hundred family shelter cap.

(Photo Credit: Joshua Qualls, Governor's Press Office)

Photo: Joshua Qualls

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