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Michigan nonprofit caring for Central American kids

Sep 27, 2014

BAY CITY – A human care organization says 24 immigrant children from Central America have arrived in Michigan.

Wellspring Lutheran Services chief David Gehm tells (http://bit.ly/YmE7OL ) The Bay City Times that the children and teenagers range in age from 6 to 13 and are receiving care at the nonprofit's office in Bay City.

City commissioners approved a resolution Monday symbolically supporting housing child immigrants from Central America.

Wellspring has said it has a federal contract to house the children in Bay City and Farmington Hills, near Detroit.

Wellspring spokesman Tim Johnston says the children arrived this week and are expected to remain at the Bay City location 30 to 45 days.

About 60,000 unaccompanied children – many fleeing violence in Central America – have crossed the U.S. border in recent months.