Governor Returns Illegal Children Who Were Sent to Iowa-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Rumors alleging that Iowa Gov.Terry Branstad personally chartered a plane to take 124 illegal children back to Honduras after federal agencies transported them to his state for housing.
A spokesperson for Gov. Branstad’s office told the TruthOrFiction.com team that the report is not accurate.
According to a July 28, 2014, article by the Des Moines Register, undocumented children who have escaped gang violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are “trickling one by one into Des Moines and other Iowa communities.”
The governor voiced his concerns about transparency from the Obama administration and how it is handling the operation. In a July 14, 2014, article by CBS News Branstad said, “The first thing we need to do is secure the border. I do have empathy for these kids.” Branstad added, “But I also don’t want to send the signal that (you) send your kids to America illegally. That’s not the right message.”