Jake Auchincloss Responds to Ted Cruz

Massachusetts 4th District Congressman Jake Auchincloss responded to Ted Cruz’s “Stop the Surge Act” that would move immigrant processing centers to New England by writing a letter to the Texas Senators Office.


In the letter, Auchincloss stated that he appreciated Senator Cruz considering Massachusetts as a place for immigrants but he stated wasn't falling for his “scare tactics.” The congressman went on to supply facts of statistics against the idea of immigrants causing large numbers of violence, saying "not only do immigrants make our cities and towns safer, they also contribute to our economy, paying roughly 9 billion dollars annually in taxes."


Auchincloss closed saying that the Commonwealth has no time for the senators "crass attempts to degenerate immigrants."