Gov. Nixon: Illegal Immigrant Children Don’t Strain State Resources

Brett Blume (@brettblumekmox)

(KMOX) – Gov. Jay Nixon says children who ended up in Missouri after the recent immigrant surge have not been putting a strain on state resources.

Nixon says around 120 of the minors who were caught at the U.S./Mexican border have already been moved through “private foster adoption facilities.”

“That’s the way these things should operate,” he says. “We’re not bringing a bunch of kids to Missouri and holdin’ em.”

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn sparked some controversy when he proclaimed that his statewhich has received more than 300 immigrant childrenwould keep its doors open for more.

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