The overcrowding of Border Patrol facilities in Texas has prompted federal authorities to bus many of the Central American children pouring across the U.S. border to other locations – primarily in Arizona and California.
Outraged citizens in affected states are now engaged in protests against these shipments. Meanwhile, anti-amnesty leaders in other states are beginning to prepare for the possibility that these intruders will soon be dropped off in their communities.
Republican Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is making it clear that these young illegals are not welcome in his neck of the woods.
“The first thing we need to do is secure the border. I do have empathy for these kids; but I don’t want to send the signal that [encourages parents to] send your kids to America illegally. That’s not the right message.”
His sentiment echoes many who want to see our border secured and our laws enforced. The state’s League of United Latin American Citizens director, however, thinks Iowa should be a safe haven for these kids.
Joe Enriquez Henry declared:
“Every state should embrace these children. We feel a responsibility to provide a safe place for these refugees. We would love to have them come to Des Moines. We believe in a caring community.”
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