Obama to meet with Gov. Rick Perry about border “crisis”

By Andrew Spencer, CNN

July 09, 2014

CNN – President Barack Obama will meet with Governor Rick Perry in Texas today, as the White House asks Congress for emergency funding to better respond to the current immigration surge in that region.

Democrats and Republicans have called the influx of illegal border crossings a “crisis”.

“I do think it’s important through – we see over 50,000 of these minors coming into the United States since October – to provide a message of deterrence to stop them from coming in the first place,” said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-TX. “We’re not going to stop this until we start sending them back.”

Officials estimate between 60 and 80 thousand unaccompanied children will cross the border this year, straining resources in border states.

Today, President Barack Obama meets with Texas Governor Rick Perry as the two look at ways to address the problem.

The White House is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to better respond to the flood of immigrants.

“The request makes it clear additional resources help us get in front of this in an effective way,” said Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

The Obama administration says the emergency funds would help clear a backlog in the immigration courts among other things.

“We should have a bipartisan conversation,” Munoz said, “making sure we have the resources to deal with it as effectively and efficiently as possible.”

Republicans aren’t entirely convinced.

“I’m a little concerned it’s a short-term band-aid to what could be a longer-term crisis if we don’t fix this,” said Sen. McCaul.

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  • noz
    10 July 2014 at 11:32 am - Reply

    these a..holes politicians bilaterally should amend the immigration laws, to cut the costs of deporting these wild illegal aliens, by enlarged are males in their late teens. the red tapes of central america’s illegal aliens written immigration laws can easily be bilaterally amended, to avoid spending the billion dollars of judicious taxpayers. obozo is a double face, double dealer talker liar, telling the public, as if the billions he is asking congress will solve the illegal alien border crossers crisis, when in fact, what he is asking are dragging the cases of these illegal aliens, open invitations to more illegal alien border crossers, many will turn out menace to society as replacements to the current criminals of the USA. the overused and abused words of either HUMANE or HUMANITARIAN are part of the lies of obozo and his bozos. these demonicraps, headed by obozo are all against to come to the table bilaterally amend this central america’s illegal aliens very flawed, full of loopholes immigration laws, favoring the commie far out lefty politicians in their quests for political strongholds. obozo kept on interjecting the word POLITICS on his disastrous handling of illegal alien border crossers, with his spinning speeches to make him look good, while his opponents are the baddest using politics, if he does not get the billions he is asking. what a wicked POTUS, voted in power to work with illegal aliens, instead of the americans, to be protected from illegal aliens invasion mess.