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The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

OR­A­CLE, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of pro­test­ers on both sides of the im­mi­gra­tion de­bate showed up in a small town near Tuc­son on Tues­day af­ter the sher­iff said the federal govern­ment plans to trans­port about 40 im­mi­grant chil­dren to an academy for trou­bled youths.

The ral­lies demon­strated the deep di­vide of the im­mi­gra­tion de­bate. One group waved Amer­i­can flags, held signs that read “Re­turn to Sender” and “Go home non-Yan­kees” and said they would block a bus that was sup­posed to ar­rive with im­mi­grant chil­dren aboard. A few miles up the road, pro-im­mi­grant sup­port­ers held wel­come signs with draw­ings of hearts. The dueling groups each had about 50 people.

“We are not go­ing to tol­er­ate il­le­gals forced upon us,” pro­tester Loren Woods said.

Emily Duwel of Or­a­cle said she did not want her town to be mis­rep­re­sented by what she said was a mi­nor­ity of people against the chil­dren be­ing housed here.

“I’m just con­cerned about these chil­dren who have had to es­cape worlds of in­cred­i­ble vi­o­lence,” Duwel said.

AP Photo/Wi­nona Daily News

Bishop John Quinn, mid­dle, of the Dio­cese of Wi­nona, speaks dur­ing a news con­fer­ence Mon­day, June 23, 2014, at Cathe­dral of Sa­cred Heart in Wi­nona, Minn. The dio­cese has re­leased de­tails about 14 priests who have been cred­i­bly ac­cused of sex­u­ally abus­ing chil­dren. The dio­cese says it’s re­leas­ing the in­for­ma­tion vol­un­tar­ily, in an ef­fort to be trans­par­ent and pro­mote heal­ing. The names of the ac­cused priests were made pub­lic in De­cem­ber as part of a court or­der. But de­tails about the ac­cu­sa­tions against them weren’t re­vealed.

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