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Feds turn to Ga. to relieve immigrant overcrowding

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The federal government has tapped local charities to help house children from the border crisis.

The federal government asked the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes if they would help house some of the thousands of undocumented children.

The group home replied by saying they would welcome the children with open arms. Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes says they are prepared to house an undisclosed amount of children.

“As a Christian caring ministry to children, we believe it is our mission to reach out to any child who comes to our door,” said Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes.

Not everyone agrees with the decision to bring the children to metro Atlanta. Some people think they should be sent back home, over the border.

Border control activist D.A. King, with the Dustin Inman Society, says transporting children away from the border is a slippery slope

The federal government is required by law to provide humanitarian care for unaccompanied children crossing or smuggled into the United States.

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