• Obama asks Vermont to help host immigrant children
    July 17,2014
     

    MONTPELIER — The Obama administration has asked Vermont whether it can house immigrant children who have crossed into the United States over the Mexican border.

    Gov. Peter Shumlin’s office says that it’s willing to investigate locations and logistical requirements and work with them “to determine if Vermont would be an appropriate host state.”

    Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama’s call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the surge of unaccompanied youths at the South Texas border.

    The Burlington Free Press first reported that the Democratic Shumlin’s office said “Vermont has a long history of offering help to those from other countries in need, and we are willing to explore whether we can lend a helping hand as this crisis is resolved.”

    MORE IN This Just In
    MONTPELIER — The 22 water systems in Vermont that draw from Lake Champlain are participating in a... Full Story
    Last week, economists for the Shumlin administration released an economic forecast that predicts... Full Story
    WASHINGTON — It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a... Full Story
    Data: 5 dozen give third of all campaign cash
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS