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Few Answers About Migrant Children Coming to Mass.

A state official says it remains unclear how many unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally will be temporarily detained in Massachusetts and how many could stay in the state longer

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Obama’s Team To Assess Need For Troops At The Border

President Obama is sending a team to Texas to assess the need for National Guard troops at the Mexican border.

A White House official says the team consists of Homeland Security and Defense Department officials and they'll arrive tomorrow

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Patrick Says Migrant Children’s Plan Is Misunderstood

Gov. Deval Patrick says there remains considerable misunderstanding about the state's offer to shelter unaccompanied children from Central America crossing the nation's southern border.

Patrick's comments to reporters on Wednesday came after many town officials and residents in Bourne objected to children being housed at the Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Gov. Patrick Proposes Two Locations To House Migrant Children

Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed two locations in Massachusetts to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.

Patrick said Friday that Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee will be reviewed by officials from the U

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Hodgson Doubts Many Children Will Be Deported Soon

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson expects some of the thousands of migrant children who crossed the southwest border into the U-S will find their way to Massachusetts, and New Bedford.

Hodgson is visiting processing and detention centers along the border with a delegation of Sheriffs to get a first hand look at the immigration crisis

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Obama: Migrant Children Will Not Be Able To Stay

President Obama says the majority of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southwest border will not be able to stay in the U.S.  Obama said that people illegally crossing the border are being apprehended in large numbers and the government is working to make sure they are being housed and processed appropriately

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