Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks at the annual Ronald Reagan Commemorative Dinner on Oct. 25, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Iowa Governor: I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My State

Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.


Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Matthews Burwell testifies on funding requests for US border security and immigration policies for undocumented immigrants along the southern U.S. border, especially children, during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Secretary Meets Privately With Dozens Of Governors Whose States Will House Thousands Of Immigrant Children

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.