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Posted: July 30, 2014 9:00 a.m.

A sad liberal comentary

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city should be a safe place for unaccompanied children who cross the U.S. border.

In a Tuesday news conference at City Hall, Reed said welcoming the children is the moral and right thing to do.

He said metro Atlanta and Georgia have growing immigrant populations and that it's important to send a signal that Atlanta will be a welcoming community.

Earlier this month, Gov. Nathan Deal said in a letter to President Barack Obama that he was shocked to learn from federal officials that the Office of Refugee Resettlement had sent 1,154 unaccompanied children to Georgia between Jan. 1 and the end of June.

Reed said he hadn't read the governor's letter, but said "we're just on a different place on this."

 

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DustinKetchem: July 30, 2014 3:39 p.m.

Anyone want to point the finger at the GOP for passing this law while Bush was still in office? Or are you going to make it a political football because its election season?? The President is leaving it up to Congress to get together and come to an agreement on how much money they are going to spend, and what actions they are willing to take to stop the surge of new immigrants. As of now, the only choice is to follow the laws that are in place and process these children the way the Bush administration mandated.




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