- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

VASSAR, Mich. (AP) - An opponent of a social services organization’s proposal to house child immigrants from Central America in a small Michigan community wants voters there to have a say.

The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/1k7x5Hy ) Tamyra Murray, an organizer for Michiganders for Immigration Control and Enforcement, is seeking a referendum petition in Vassar for voters to decide on changes in city ordinances such as those that might be needed for the plans.

Murray presented a letter to the Vassar Planning Commission on Monday, informing the city she’ll file petition language.

Grosse Pointe Park-based Wolverine Human Services has proposed housing 60 children at the 145-bed Pioneer Work and Learn Center in Vassar, about 70 miles northwest of Detroit. Many of more than 57,000 young people have fled violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.


Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw



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