South Carolina officially bans entry of unaccompanied migrant children
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has issued an official decree that prohibits unaccompanied illegal migrant children from entering the state, contrary to Biden's hopes of expanding the border crisis.
A week after the executive order was issued, the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) wrote to the governor asking for the transport of an unknown number of migrant children to South Carolina.
Gov. Henry McMaster called this an “unacceptable position”.
“South Carolina’s children must always be given first priority for placement into foster care and the State’s strained resources must be directed to addressing the needs of its children,” McMaster said in a statement. “Allowing the federal government to place an unlimited number of unaccompanied migrant children into our state’s child welfare system for an unspecified length of time is an unacceptable proposition.”
“We’ve been down this road with the federal government before and the state usually ends up ‘on the hook,'” he added.
It follows from the governor's statement that the state is not able to support thousands of children of illegal immigrants for an infinite amount of time, which forced him to refuse assistance to the US Presidential Administration in expanding the crisis.
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