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Housing of illegal children divides Tuscola County community

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VASSAR (WJRT) -  (07/07/14) - Nearly 100 protestors made their voices heard Monday night outside of the Vassar City Hall.

At issue, a plan by the Wolverine Human Services facility to possibly take up to 120 pre-teen and teen boys who've illegally crossed into the U.S.

Police were on hand to make sure the protests stayed peaceful.

It's a hotly debated topic, that has divided the Tuscola County town.

Monday night members of the Vassar City Council got and earful from people on both sides.    

"I love everybody, I'm a christian, but the bible tells me to obey man's laws and our law says you must come to our country legally. I love these people and I have compassion for them, but we do not need them here taking our services, our money or our children's time," said Stacey Connell, a protestor.

"The most important thing is that we think about what these kids need and do our best as a society to take care of them within the system that exists," said Ryan Bates, director of Michigan United.

No action was taken by city leaders on the issue.

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