Snyder: Fewer than 100 child immigrants in state
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:26:22 GMT —
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder estimates that fewer than 100 unaccompanied minor children have arrived in the state in the aftermath of the immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border.
The governor says he doesn't expect the influx of children to have an economic impact on the state but says it shows the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Snyder spoke Thursday in Washington at a business round table meeting with Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford and other business leaders.
The governor says it's difficult to estimate the number of children who have arrived in the state. He says about 92 unaccompanied minor children are in the state on a temporary basis, but it's unclear how many are from the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.