Dayton mayor gets pushback for offer to house immigrant children
A feud is unfolding over whether Dayton should take in immigrant children from Central America who have been crossing the border by the tens of thousands in recent months.
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and local politicians. The Democratic Whaley says the numbers of young children coming into the U.S. alone from central America constitute a humanitarian crisis.
When the federal government contacted her in early July about potentially housing some of them temporarily, she said—of course.