Utah Gov. Gary Herbert joined five other Republican governors Tuesday in calling on President Barack Obama to fix serious problems with the handling of unaccompanied children trying to immigrate into the United States without papers.
"More than 57,000 children have crossed the border since October last year. Reports are that 90,000 children could make the journey by this fall," the governors wrote to Obama. "With no end in sight, we need to have a plan to deal with the crisis in a humanitarian and practical way."
Herbert joined Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the letter outlining problems they see in handling the crisis that they say could hurt their states.