Shreveport divided on housing illegal immigrant detainees

Shreveport divided on housing illegal immigrant detainees

Elected officials, charities, and people living in Shreveport have a variety of opinions on housing illegal immigrant detainees

Senator David Vitter says he does not support housing detainees in Shreveport and is calling for President Obama to deport the illegal immigrants being detained at the U.S. border.

Jean Dresly, Executive Director of the Catholic Charities of Shreveport says she supports bringing detainees to Shreveport because "We've got to figure out solutions and overcrowding them into detention housing here will be a vast improvement from what they are living in now."

We asked our facebook followers "If asked, should Shreveport help house undocumented children from the border?"

June said "Yes, these children are not to blame.. letting children starve or die is not what christians should do."

But most replies were against bringing detainees to Shreveport with Sheila saying
 "Temporary housing will turn into permanent residents! Nobody should be asked to house them. They should be turned around at the border!"

Shreveport and Bossier City took in people displaced from their homes after Hurricane Katrina and are equipped to handle housing detainees.

At this time The Department of Homeland Security has not asked Shreveport or Bossier City to house any of the Central American children.

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