Governor Dave Heineman is getting more flack about wanting information on the children from Central America in Nebraska. Dan Marvin is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Democratic Party and says Governor Heineman has been “jacking up” the issue which is not helpful in solving the problem.
Marvin says Governor Heineman has been calling these children illegal immigrants and aliens and a civil rights attorney has looked at the law and says they are refugees. He says the language the governor is using is elevating the issue beyond what it is.
Regarding how secretive the federal government is being on releasing the information Marvin says they need to follow the law. If they are keeping secrets then Congress needs to go back and change the law.