- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - The Bay City Commission has approved a resolution to support housing child immigrants from Central America during a meeting that drew protesters and supporters of the plan.

The Bay City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1sk0TEq ) the commission voted 6-1 to pass the resolution Monday, with two commissioners abstaining. The resolution is a symbolic expression of support and won’t change plans for the children.

Officials with Wellspring Lutheran Services have said the nonprofit has secured a federal contract to house the children in Bay City and Farmington Hills. Officials have said the immigrants will be at area sites for 30 to 45 days. They are expected to arrive before the end of the month.

Many meeting attendees applauded after the vote, which followed more than an hour of public comments on the plan.

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Information from: The Bay City Times, https://www.mlive.com/bay-city

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