Pa. GOP Congressmen support funding for young immigrants

    Three of Pennsylvania’s Republican members of Congress who visited a home for troubled children say they would support a spending bill to deal with immigrant children who have overwhelmed border facilities.

    U.S. Reps. Jim Gerlach, Charlie Dent and Patrick Meehan on Tuesday visited the Berks County’s Bethany Children’s Home, which has been sheltering some of the children.

    They say they would support a more modest plan than the $3.7 billion sought by President Barack Obama to help federal agencies deal with the flood of child immigrants entering the U.S. illegally from Central America.

    Meanwhile, the United Methodist Home for Children in suburban Harrisburg said it is receiving a federal grant to care for some of the children. Holy Family Institute in suburban Pittsburgh plans to shelter up to 36 children.

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