Davenport Residents: Mixed Emotions on Mayor’s Immigration Plan

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Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba will meet with his new immigration and humanitarian team on Monday, July 14, 2014 to try and forward with a plan to help detained children.

On July 8, 2014, Gluba said he wanted the Quad Cities to house immigrant children that have been held over the U.S.-Mexican border. Since then, Gluba has put together a team from area hospitals, charities, and churches to look into the problem. That group will meet again on Monday. Since July 8, residents have weighed in on the issue.

“I’m more for it because in hind sight, it’s a great idea for the city of Davenport to do this,” resident Josh Franzen said on Monday.

On Friday, July 11, 2014, Gluba said that no city tax dollars will be used to try bringing these immigrants in. Monday’s meeting starts at 4 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library downtown. It’s expected to go until 6 p.m.


  • Will

    The money for these illegal aliens will come from the people of the U.S.A. until it is gone, when its gone we will all be living in a 3rd world country. This is the take over of our nation, a nation with no border is no nation. When you as an American citizen get groped or naked body scanned at the airport , and these aliens don’t even have to produce an ID card to fly on a ticket paid for by DHS something is very wrong! They are offering people $ 6000.00 per month to take in these aliens in California, the police don’t even bother arresting them for breaking laws because they know they will just have to release them anyway. I for one don’t want to pay for these aliens , nor do i want any diseases they may be bringing.

  • marty

    i just saw bill gluba say the American people will eventually come to our sense’s and accept these illegal people but when will he come to his sense’s we don’t want them we have our own families to take care of and these criminals aren’t them send them back

  • roseanna

    If we can afford helping illegal aliens why do we have so many homeless here, let’s get them a place and off the streets..

  • Bill

    Illegal aliens are just that, ILLEGAL. They have broken a FEDERAL LAW, despite what obummer says. You can’t just say what laws you want to follow and just ignore those that are inconvenient.
    It’s past time that we close the borders and take care of our own first and foremost.

  • Jacqueline

    Well if you check out the other story about wanting the export opportunity you will understand. Mayor wants to throw Americans under the bus to further his own cause. Take the illegals when we have our oun children who are homeless and hungry is just plain insanity. Anyone falling for this scam is plain blind. These are not all innocent children, many of them have already murdered people and committed other serious crimes.

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