Gov. Pence Writes White House on Immigrant Children Issue

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Lakeshore Staff

July 29, 2014 — Indiana’s top politician wants to know aboout the welfare of youth at the nation’s Southern border — and he’s asking the White House for answers.

In a letter sent today to President Obama regarding the unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s Southern border, Governor Mike Pence calls on the federal government to quickly resolve the crisis and provide more timely information to the states.

Last week, after published media reports stated that unaccompanied children have been placed with sponsors in the state of Indiana, the federal government notified the state that 245 unaccompanied children are in Indiana.

In addition, the Governor writes, “Those who have crossed our border illegally should be treated humanely and with decency and respect, but they should be returned expeditiously to their home countries to be reunited with their families rather than being dispersed around the United States in sponsored placement or long-term detention facilities.”

Source: Office of the Governor of Indiana

Full Letter Here


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