Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter released a statement regarding his stance on immigration and made it clear that he wants to, “eliminate the chance of the Federal Government using Idaho as a destination or staging area.”
The statement comes after over 50,000 unaccompanied children from Central America entered the United States illegally.
Many of the children are being housed on government property as they wait for their chance to go in front of an immigration judge.
Idaho on Your Side reached out to the Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa and they called Otter inhumane.
Humberto Fuentes explained, “I’m not aware that the Federal Government is asking the state of Idaho to host these children that are coming across the border in Texas.”