- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state is asking the federal government for more information on unaccompanied immigrant children placed in the state.

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report shows that 21 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed individually with sponsors in South Dakota this year.

Daugaard says the report is the first knowledge the state had of the placements. He says it’s disappointing that the state wasn’t notified earlier.

Daugaard says federal officials indicate the children have been screened and vaccinated, but the state still wants more information so it’s assured there’s no risk to South Dakotans.


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