Many residents may have noticed a flyer in their door regarding state Representative Natalie Higgins, (D-Leominster). The flier focuses on Rep. Higgins’ support of a bill she co-sponsored with Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. It’s a gift to the farthest of the far left.
Shortly after Higgins co-sponsored Eldridge’s legislation, the Massachusetts Democratic Party put into their party platform support for making Massachusetts a sanctuary state. Higgins’ and Eldridge’s bill actually prohibits local and state law enforcement from applying Federal immigration laws in the state. As you know, some cities and towns in Massachusetts have already implemented sanctuary city statutes, but many have rejected them. Recently, Greenfield said "NO!" and rejected efforts to become a sanctuary city.
But choice isn't something Higgins supports. She's proposing the state overrule local decision making in towns like Greenfield.
According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, illegal immigration costs Massachusetts taxpayers $1.8 billion each year. If Higgins’ bill passes and ties the hands of law enforcement, that number will soar.
Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance is informing the residents of Rep. Higgins’ district to let them know that she's leading the charge to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. If controlling illegal immigration matters to you, contact Representative Higgins and urge her to drop her support for the sanctuary state legislation. Her office phone number is 617-722-2060.