Bay City Commissioners put off any vote on a proposed resolution welcoming undocumented Central American children who would be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services under a federal contract. Many on the commission wanted more time to assess the issue, however protestors on both sides gathered outside City Hall and spoke before the commission.
Opponents say Bay City should not be complicit in what they call the federal government's violating of immigration law. They add the influx of illegals diverts resources away from helping needy residents.
Supporters respond that those coming to Bay City are just children who will stay for a limited time, and are not likely to be let out into the community to pose any threat.