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Hundreds of Army and Navy football fans were booted from their hotels to make room for illegal aliens. And a good many veterans and service academy graduates were among those displaced.
It’s the big story Massachusetts where the government ordered hotels to cancel reservations for the upcoming football game at Gillette stadium.
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Massachusetts has a “right to shelter law.” That means homeless people and illegals must have a place to stay.
Some 70,000 fans are expected and hotel rooms are a hot commodity.
One state lawmaker noted the irony that the home of the New England Patriots can’t find rooms for people that fought for the country because the state had to make room to take care of people who invaded our nation.
“We have veterans and military families being moved out of their reservations because illegal immigrants are living in the motel,” State Rep. Steven Xiarhos told me.
“They’re estimating about $45 million a month have is being spent,” he said. “Now, I’m on the Ways and Means Committee and I’m proud to be on that committee as well as Veterans Affairs Committee and Public Safety. Those are some of the committees I’m on. And, you know, this was never really planned on or budgeted.”
The lawmaker tells me that the state is spending tax money on housing the illegals, giving them healthcare, food and education.
“So they’re getting incredible benefits based on the Right to Shelter law,” he said. “Meanwhile, I have veterans in my district that are homeless.”
This is a classic example of the difference between America First and America Last. To borrow a phrase from Tom Bodett — When it comes to veterans and service academy graduates – America First will leave the light on for you.