WASHINGTON DC - What to do with the thousands of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) crossing the Mexican border? They're being temporarily housed in military and emergency shelters in southwestern states and reportedly being transported via plane and bus to northern states.
Illinois' U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says those children should not be sent back home to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, where the vast majority's parents remain. WGBZ.com reports Durbin told them:
“We’re getting the word down to these countries: stop this,” Durbin said. “This is dangerous. Many of these kids are killed on their way to the United States. Girls are raped. It is an awful situation and we’ve got to stop this flow of infants to our border. For those that are coming, let’s deal with this compassionately.”
Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services backed away from considering a facility in south suburban Olympia Fields to temporarily house the immigrant children whose parents remain in their home countries.