BOISE – Idaho is off-limits to any plans to ease the growing humanitarian crisis on the Mexican border, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter declared Wednesday in a letter to federal officials. Idaho, which borders Canada, had not been targeted to help with the influx of children entering the United States illegally. But Otter’s spokesman, Jon Hanian, said, “The governor felt it was important to act pre-emptively.” Otter’s letter said he wants “to immediately eliminate the chance of the federal government using Idaho as a destination or a staging area for the influx of unaccompanied and illegal immigrants entering the United States through our southern border.”
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