Friday, August 8, 2014
I am thrilled to join the immprof blog. It's wonderful to be a part of a group that cares so deeply about immigration law and the people affected by it.
I am blogging from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where the sweetness of the music and barbecue is surpassed only by that of the people. Unfortunately, our governor, Mary Fallin, believes that our hospitality should extend only so far. She started an online petition to close the only housing for unaccompanied minors in the state, at Fort Sill. That facility is slated to close today.
Yet the governor continues to be concerned about the 212 minors from that facility who have been released to relatives in the state. She is also alarmed by the possibility that Fort Sill may be re-opened in the future to house additional children.
She, rather snarkily, writes on her official blog:
"It is wrong for the president to ask Oklahomans to divert their attention and limited resources away from our own children, just as it is wrong for him to ask our military to play host to a large daycare facility for undocumented minors."