Letter in Support of John Flores for State Senator

from Lucien Poyant, Hyannis

Letter to the Editor:

I am looking forward to voting for John Flores because it’s time we had a state senator who cares not just about his headlines, but about us - a senator who considers issues and their consequences for all the voters.

Our current senator pays little attention to issues facing our economy, our quality of life and small business owners.

Cyr focused on making us a sanctuary state. I support immigrants coming here to find a better life but there are rules.  Cyr’s idea of “sanctuary” means it’s ok for anyone, with good intentions or not, to break the rules. Sanctuary for illegal immigrants is not a solution for illegal immigration problems. 

The Federation for American Immigration Reform’s latest numbers from 2010, illegal immigration costs Massachusetts taxpayers $1.8 billion annually, even considering what illegal immigrants pay in taxes.  This cost covers programs provided like education, health care, law enforcement, public assistance and government services. If the hands of law enforcement are tied with a Sanctuary State law, that number will soar.  

 I’m looking forward to a new legislator in office who is concerned about a conversation to solve the problem, rather than only trying to make headlines.

Lucien Poyant, Hyannis

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