Republican governors block unaccompanied migrant children
Young children are housed inside a pod at the Department of Homeland Security holding facility run by the Customs and Border Patrol on March 30, 2021 in Donna, Texas. - Dario Lopez-Mills/Getty Images North America/TNS

FORT WORTH, Texas — The federal foster care system was unprepared to house the record nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children who came to the United States in March, so the Biden administration asked some states to temporarily house them. Republican governors in Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming said no. The governors claim that unaccompanied children would displace those already in state foster care or limit states’ ability to make new placements. “Nebraska is declining their request because we are reserving our resources for serving our kids,” Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts ...