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Governor's office: Immigrant children expected

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that immigrant children will be placed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery.

Communications Director Jennifer Ardis says the governor's chief of staff got a call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency late Wednesday afternoon. She said it's not known how many children will be placed at the base or how soon they will arrive.

She says no state resources are being used to help the children. But she noted that Bentley joined five other governors in sending a letter to the president on Tuesday. It expressed their concern that immigrant children will end up using public schools, social services and health systems largely funded by the states.

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