Differing Opinions in Alabama on Immigrant Children

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Montgomery, Ala. Alabama residents have split opinions on whether immigrant children crossing into the United States should be housed at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency notified Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's office this week that Maxwell is under consideration for housing the influx of immigrant minors arriving in the country.

Cornelia Simmons told WAKA-TV that she does not mind the proposal. She said there are worse things tax money gets spent on than dealing with the unaccompanied immigrant children who have come to the United States. Drena Cheese said that everyone needs somewhere to stay.

Jeremy Ingram said the immigrants should not have broken the law to come here. He said the government should focus on helping people who are legally in the country.


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