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UPDATE: Immigration Debate Continues in Davenport
DAVENPORT, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Tuesday's meeting between Davenport's mayor and 15 Quad-City agencies has sparked a home-town debate.
As we told you on Thursday, the mayor wants his town to become a safe haven for immigrant children coming to the U.S.
Since October more than 52,000 children have been detained after trying to cross into the United States.
Those children are currently being held in the Southern Border States.
The mayor is now pushing for relief by offering the detained children a home in Davenport.
But that's received mixed reactions from residents; some saying that new challenges would arise in the city, like forcing companies and schools to hire translators.
Others have responded positively, saying that they hope children can feel some peace here.
The mayor says his plan is simply the right thing to do.