Should Tewksbury pass an ordinance prohibiting the housing of illegal immigrants IBM the Federal government or state in the town?

Given that The Governor is considering the President's request to house illegal immigrants in Ma, should the town council vote in an ordinance prohibiting housing illegal immigrants by the state in Tewksbury?
Kathleen Brothers July 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Yes, we have enough to do taking care of our kids in the Tewksbury School System. Imagine what these children will need, number one being... to learn English. Are we equipped for that? Also, think of the housing this kids will need. I believe that this issue should be brought up for a vote as soon as possible!
Wayne Knight July 17, 2014 at 03:04 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news Marc, but Tewksbury doesn't have a town council just yet. For now, we have a board of selectmen and a town manager. As far as catering to criminal immigrants, just listen to this interview and decide for yourselves if we want to become like Lynn: http://media.wrko.com/a/94466967/lynn-mayor-says-city-at-the-breaking-point-7-15-14.htm
Marc Tortorici July 17, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Thanks for the clarification Wayne. Do you know how an item is brought before the Board? Is it just done at a Town meeting?
Wayne Knight July 18, 2014 at 07:37 AM
Marc, I suggest contacting any/all of the selectmen (http://www.tewksbury-ma.gov/Pages/TewksburyMA_BComm/BOS/index) first for guidance. If you get no satisfaction, speak at the next selectmen's meeting. They could implement a policy for a quick fix, and then either sponsor a warrant article for the upcoming October town meeting to codify the policy in our town bylaws, or at least advise you on how to do it.


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