Thursday, May 24, 2007

It's A Wonderful Life In Waltham

I wonder how many of the good, taxpaying citizens in Waltham are aware of this fact, mentioned in passing in the Boston Globe-Democrat:

Alex Marthews, executive director of the Waltham housing organization, known as WATCH, estimates that about 40 percent of its clients are foreign born, including naturalized citizens and legal and illegal immigrants. (emphasis added)

Now, it's possible that every legal resident in Waltham has the housing they need. It's possible that there's no housing shortage in Waltham at all. Possible...but very, very doubtful.

And yet, right now, there are illegal immigrants getting taxpayer-subsidized housing while needy citizens and legal residents wait in line. Is this really what the citizens of Waltham want?

UPDATE: Oh, and if you're lucky, there's a chance that illegal immigrant getting tax-funded housing could be a gang member!