Iowa Gov. Rejects Federal Request to House Migrant Children Due to Lack of ‘Clear and Comprehensive Plan’
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is not dropping her state because Biden is unable to contain our southern border. Last week, Reynolds turned down a federal application to take in migrant children and place them in Iowa. “That’s the president’s problem.” In a WHO radio interview, Reynolds said her priority is the health and safety of Iowans and said they did not have the facilities to house the migrant children for the U.S. Department of Health.
“That is not our problem. That is the President’s problem. He’s the one who opened the border and he has to be responsible for it and he has to stop it, ”Reynolds said. The governor’s decision prompted the Iowa Department of Human Services to notify the Biden administration of the denied application.
“This is due to limited resources and administrative concerns. We have an obligation to look after our children first, and without the resources or a clear and comprehensive plan for federal support we have been unable to honor the request. We recognize that this is an incredibly sad and difficult situation, ”the statement said.
The Associated Press reports that Biden has ended many of Trump’s border policies, including one that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings. In addition, children are usually released to “godparents” in the US, usually parents or close relatives, while they are allowed to pursue their cases in the system of backward immigration courts.
However, due to the influx of migrant children, the government has tried to find space and staff to look after the children until they can be placed with sponsors. Border guards, in which people are usually not to be detained for more than three days, have to keep them longer.