Governors resist Obama’s plan for undocumented minors

Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 14, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Obama Administration’s plan to temporarily place thousands of unaccompanied undocumented minors with friends and relatives in the US while they are being processed for deportation is being met with resistance from governors from both parties.

During a meeting on Sunday with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, governors said they were wary of shouldering the costs of caring for the minors during the removal process – a process that could potentially take years.

They also expressed concern over ensuring the youths show up for their hearings.

According to data from the Justice Department, nearly half of undocumented immigrant youth do not show up for court-ordered deportation hearings.

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  • noz
    17 July 2014 at 1:15 am - Reply

    that alone with these wild illegal aliens not showing up on hearings should with good conscience to amend laws, to counter this bad intent of illegal aliens, with inclusions of rounding them up for instantaneous deportations. there are laws written for americans, if you are to appear in court, and you did not appear, you get arrested, fined and imprisoned. so why is it, these a..holes politician lawmakers cannot do the same to illegal aliens by amending the immigration laws, to make them show up in court hearings.

  • noz
    17 July 2014 at 1:19 am - Reply

    good for the governors working for the people of their respective states, sending a strong message they are not obligated to work with illegal aliens.

  • JRB
    17 July 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Obama the only way to save costs caring for minors is don’t have a removal process? When they find this minors sent right away to the nearest airport and sent back were they came from? Obama who gives a shit about taking care of someone kid from other country that don’t belong in America? Wake-up Obama if the kids parents don’t give a shit about they kids why do we Americans have to take care of them? Try like Vargas why we have to take care of this big kid that don’t belong in America? Obama you have to get rid of all the kids that don’t belong here in America now?

  • JRB
    17 July 2014 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Obama Put the Undocumented minors in a Army Freight airplane and sent all them back one way trip to where they came from? Yes they are unwanted Freight in America? And don’t forget put Jose Vargas on the Army Freight airplane give a one trip to the Philippines and tell him come back in 20 years with the right paper work.