Congressman Beto O'Rourke appears on Fox & Friends, talks immigration

Beto O'Rourke
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 11:13am

El Paso's Congressman appeared on a five-minute segment on Fox & Friends national broadcast early Tuesday morning to discuss immigration and the crisis at the border.

During the interview, O'Rourke expressed frustration with President Obama for not visiting the border during his recent trip to Texas.


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O'Rourke also said that he wished the President had visited Annunciation House, Catholic Charities or the other volunteers who have stepped up during the wave of immigrants coming from South American countries. O'Rourke says that it is the country's duty to do the right thing morally with regards to many of the unaccompanied minors.

The interests of the children should be paramount. He also pointed out that overall; the total number of apprehensions is down significantly since 1999. He encouraged the United States to take control of this 'very manageable situation.'

"The core problem has not been addressed, it's not sealing the border between the U.S. and Mexico, it's not sealing the border between Mexico and Guatemala, it's addressing issues like the drug demand in this country that are driving drug trafficking through these other countries and destabilizing them" O'Rourke said.

For the full interview you can click above or follow this link: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3675579857001/rep-orourke-pushes-for-presiden...
 

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