Brendan Fitzpatrick

September 25, 2023

State Offering Additional Legal Support for Sheltered Migrants

Photo courtesy of Alexius Horatius

BOSTON - Additional legal services for migrants within the emergency shelter system in Massachusetts are being offered by state agencies.

Governor Maura Healey announced that the the Office for Refugees and Immigrants as well as the Executive Office of Health and Human Services will be making the resources available. They’ll aim to provide assistance for those arriving to the state as they navigate applications to be authorized for work.

This comes as many Massachusetts communities, including Framingham, continue to feel the impact of the influx of those fleeing other nations and seeking asylum. Healey has made appeals to the federal government for assistance in alleviating trouble stemming from the growing migrant population.

Jewish Family Services of Metrowest will be one of the organizations that will be offering expanded legal services.

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