Pa. Children’s Home Will Take Immigrant Children

Does so despite Gov. Corbett’s concerns.

Just days after Gov. Corbett openly wondered if the influx of immigrant children might bring disease to Pennsylvania, another institution has agreed to house some of the kids coming north from Central America.

ABC 27 reports the United Methodist Home for Children in Lower Allen Township will take an unspecified number of children to care for while they await proceedings o determine if they can stay or not.




In a statement, the school's president and CEO David Reed said:

"We understand the issue of immigration has raised many questions nationally. However, in staying true to the Home's history and mission, we are committed to providing a safe and caring environment for any children who, through no fault of their own, are in desperate need of help while explorations are being made for their future."

The Holy Family Institute, run by the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, is taking in a number of children temporarily, in order to place them with family in the United States. And there's been some talk of creating a new immigration center in Hazelton to help handle the influx of children.

The Methodist home should receive new immigrants by late August.

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  • Enuf already

    they’ve come here illegally knowingly allowed by parents and their own countries. Explain to me why they were allowed to leave, to enter and haven’t been immediately returned to their countries, to their parents. The cost to care for them should be deducted from any funding provided to those countries while here because apparently the money isn’t being used for the people it was provided for. In addition for all those who want to advocate something that is immoral, unethical, illegal and not fair to the American taxpayer, their families, let them foot the bill while they’re here.

  • Dan

    They aren’t immigrants they are illegal aliens. They are milking American taxpayers for over $300 million alone this year and counting. Come to Montgomery county and see what the illegal problem has already done. Get them out of PA!