INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Gov. Mike Pence is asking that more than 200 immigrant children placed in
Indiana be deported and chiding President Barack Obama for not alerting him
of the placements.
Pence said Tuesday
he did not learn about the placement of immigrant children with Indiana
families until reading about it in news reports. The Obama administration is
seeking friends and family members across the nation to take in thousands of
unaccompanied children who have migrated to the U.S. illegally.
The U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services has placed 245 children with Indiana families
since the start of the year.
Pence said in his
letter the children should be returned to family members outside the U.S. He
also requested regular updates of when immigrant children are placed with
families in Indiana.