Letter to the Editor:
As one of many families that has lost a loved one to opioids, I welcome our District Attorney Mike O'Keefe's proposal to prevent Massachusetts from becoming a sanctuary for illegal aliens.
While liberals have already attacked the effort as "anti-immigrant", most voters know that enforcement of our laws protects those that follow our immigration process, wait in line, and enter our country legally.
After the required signatures are collected, DA O'Keefe's petition will allow Massachusetts voters to claw their state back from open-borders Democrat elected officials who have put illegal alien protections ahead of public safety.
The impact of existing sanctuary policies on Massachusetts residents has been staggering. Our state continues to lose approximately 6 people a day to illegal opioids that both the DEA and Boston Police report is brought here by foriegn nationals.
Driven my their radical ideology rather than law, our liberal lawmakers have responded to the scourge with taxpayer funded needle exchanges, further restrictions on law enforcement, and illegal alien state benefits including free healthcare via the state's Healthcare Safety Net. (Their healthcare coverage is better than yours in that there are no premiums, copays, or deductibles. )
Nobody should be surprised that given these circumstances, the city of Lawrence has become a regional fentanyl hub for New England, including Cape Cod.
With all this being known, I ask voters to consider supporting our District Attorney's petition, allowing our local law enforcement to work with federal immigration resources best equipped to fight our state's opioid epidemic.
Adam Lange, Brewster