Heck tries to calm concern as immigrant children likely head to JBLM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD —House Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, spent time Wednesday talking to many local leaders trying to calm their concern as thousands of immigrant children potentially head to the Pacific Northwest, many to JBLM. Heck said he took time to talk to the Mayor of Tacoma Marilyn Strickland and others confirming that if hundreds of immigrant children who were caught crossing the border are shipped to housing at JBLM, local law enforcement and municipalities would not be responsible for their care.