Demonstrators speak out against immigration

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick gestures during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick gestures during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The talk of the country and the state has focused on where the U.S. would send hundreds of undocumented immigrant children who’ve crossed the Southern Border.

The Governor says he’s received positive feedback from local residents in favor of his offer to provide temporary shelter in Massachusetts.

Jane Katz, a resident of Northampton, agrees with how the state chose to handle the issue. “The children are refugees, not really illegal immigrants, and because of what’s happening in their countries, they need help,” she said adding that “these parents are probably pretty desperate, or they wouldn’t have sent their kids here” in the first place.

Governor Deval Patrick offered up Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee as one of the locations that would house the unaccompanied minors if they do end up coming to the state.

But the governor hasn’t convinced everyone it would be a good idea, including Laura Evans, “there are too many kids in our own state that need the help they’re giving those people.”

Governor Patrick still hasn’t received word as to when or if some of those children would be brought to the state.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s