On Tuesday morning, Jeff joined My Fox Boston on Fox 25 to discuss the gubernatorial race and the key issues of the day. Click below to watch the whole interview.
This week in "Jeff McCormick On...", Jeff explains his stance on Massachusetts hosting migrant families from Central America. Unlike Deval Patrick, or his opponents Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley, Jeff opposes the idea that Massachusetts should be responsible for hosting the children of these families. Please click below to listen to the whole recording.
I am opposed to Massachusetts hosting migrant children from Central America for a number of reasons.
First, the people of Massachusetts are caring and compassionate but they recognize that we already have tight budgets, homeless veterans, social workers with demanding case loads, and middle class families who are struggling to make ends meet.
Secondly, the federal government has not leveled with the people of Massachusetts regarding the details and ramifications of their plan.
Finally, the root problems that led to this crisis continue to exist. Drug cartels who terrorize people in Central America are becoming more dominant by the day. Meanwhile, Washington politicians are unwilling to resolve the immigration stalemate that plagues our country. As a result, one can only assume that this wave of children will not be the last.
In short, the world is filled with many people who suffer from hunger, terror, war and injustice, Massachusetts can not be the savior for all of those people.