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Protesters from across Michigan show up in Vassar

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VASSAR, MI (WNEM) -

A national controversy continues to brew as communities face an influx of children crossing the United States border.

Protests are popping up across the country as tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America await their fate in detention centers.

Some residents of one Mid-Michigan community said protestors showing up in their town don't reflect local attitudes.

Vassar is gaining big attention with talks that undocumented children from Central America could soon be headed here.

The issue has sparked a public meeting and several protests, but now Vassar residents are saying many of the protestors, on both sides of the debate, are not even from their Tuscola County town.

Josette Blogg has lived in Vasser her whole life. She's a bit dismayed by the groups of protestors that have flocked to her town from across the state, some of whom are also carrying guns and waving Second Amendment flags.

"Immigrants and gun laws, it's two different things and I think the protests are trying to use this as another way to get their point across," Blogg said.

In the past two weeks two major protests have been organized outside Vassar City Hall.

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