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Posted: Friday, 01 August 2014 11:08PM

No Action Taken on Children Request in Newton

NEWTON, Kan.  -  The issue of thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border by themselves brought a capacity crowd to Newton's City Hall Friday.

The Newton City Commission held a special meeting Noon meeting.  Commissioners considered a request from EmberHope for a letter of support as it seeks a grant to provide housing for unaccompanied alien children. Commissioners decided to take no action on the request.

EmberHope wants to bring 30 children to its Newton campus. All services would be provided on campus.

The Customs and Border Protection office said 57,000 unaccompanied children have been stopped at the border in the past year. Most are coming from Central American countries including El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

City of Newton public information officer Erin Andrews said commissioners and the City Manager decided to call a special meeting because of the high public interest.

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08/01/2014 11:10PM
No Action Taken on Request for Unaccompanied Children in Newton
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08/02/2014 6:50AM
If they can afford to support them..
Can they support these kids while turning their backs on American citizens who also need help in their community? Are they helping the homeless now?
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