Grassley: Iowa can’t afford to be ‘babysitting’ unaccompanied minors
UPDATED 8:35 PM PT – Thursday, April 15, 2021
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) is the latest Republican to oppose housing migrant minors in his state. In a radio interview with host Jeff Angelo last week, Grassley said Iowa has a long history of taking in refugees, which it will continue to do.
However, the Iowa senator noted refugees “don’t need babysitting by state government officials.” Grassley also criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the situation at the southern border, calling it a “humanitarian, health and security crisis.”
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The senator’s comments echoed those of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, who recently said Iowa doesn’t have the facilities to house migrants.
Reynolds added, its Biden’s problem.