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Mass. mayor calls to change state’s ‘right-to-shelter’ law amid migrant crisis: ‘Don’t have endless capacity’

Massachusetts towns are facing a “reality check” straining to provide for crowds of migrants seeking shelter in the state, according to the New York Times. 

A report from the Times Sunday detailed how the small town of Woburn, Massachusetts, and other areas in the state have been struggling to meet the demand of the migrant crisis amid the state’s “right-to-shelter law.”

The article characterized the locals’ plight, stating, “Barely two weeks had passed since the migrant crisis arrived in their city of 40,000 people, 10 miles northwest of Boston, but the volunteers gathered at a church in Woburn on a recent evening sounded battle weary.” 

It continued: “The small group of locals… had stepped up to help some 80 migrant families whom the state placed in Woburn hotels last month. Determined to offer a warm welcome, the volunteers had quickly discovered the daunting complexity of meeting basic needs, a reality check also underway elsewhere in the state and nation.”

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Gabriel Hays is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. 

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