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Columbus Mayor: City Prepared To Discuss Immigration Crisis

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said he is willing to work with other cities to assist with the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. His spokesman Dan Williamson warns, though, the city’s social service agencies do not have the capacity to take in large numbers of immigrant children. "If our social services agencies were to take in these children coming over from the southern border, they would need the support to have the capacity to do that," Williamson said. “If there is a comprehensive, collaborative solution being discussed among cities throughout the country, Mayor Coleman would want the city of Columbus to be part of that conversation and ultimately part of that solution," he added. An estimated 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed the border illegally since last fall.