WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).
Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury).
#5) How big a problem is illegal immigration in Massachusetts? What, if anything, should the legislature be doing to curb illegal immigration? Do you support or oppose Massachusetts becoming a sanctuary state?
Illegal immigration is a $1.8 billion dollar problem, if not bigger. And if the Massachusetts Democratic Party gets its way of making Massachusetts a sanctuary state, taxpayers can expect that number to continue to grow at an alarming rate.
When I launched my campaign last October, I highlighted the fact that its wrong for the Tewksbury and Wilmington taxpayers to be funding sanctuary cities. Our money belongs right back here in the district for our schools, infrastructure, public safety, our seniors and our veterans.
Several weeks ago Tewksbury police arrested an illegal immigrant for trafficking heroin. I was the only candidate to issue a formal statement reinforcing my opposition to sanctuary cities. My video and position was highlighted by the Lowell Sun. All the other candidates were silent, including the five Democrats.
Throughout this campaign I’ve proven to be a bold voice. Whether its working to lower our tax burden or signing on to impeach an incompetent judge in Judge Timothy Feeley or opposing sanctuary cities, I’m someone who isn’t afraid to stand up for what is right. As your next State Representative I will continue to be that bold voice and vote against funding sanctuary cities and oppose becoming a sanctuary state.
#6) Do you consider yourself a pro-choice candidate or a pro-life candidate? Under what circumstances, if any, should abortion be legal?
I’m a pro life candidate and collected signatures last fall for an amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would do away with taxpayer funded abortions.
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