Mayor Sarno: Strain on services due to housing immigrants falls on taxpayers


SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) – Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said that the burden and the strain on services that would occur due to having illegal migrant children housed in Western Mass. would fall upon taxpayers.

Gov. Deval Patrick announced Friday morning that Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee is one of two proposed locations that could shelter immigrant children.

Sarno said he does care about the issue, but admits there are plenty of struggles areas like Springfield currently have to address.