Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said earlier this month that he is unable to stop the flow of illegal drugs, weapons, and people from Central America, according to Defense One.
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday questioning his support for changes to a 2008 law that created disparate treatment for immigrants from Mexico and other nations.
U.S. lawmakers have reduced security assistance to Central American countries that have become increasingly violent in recent months, in part fueling the current immigration problems at the U.S. border, experts and military commanders say.
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) has called for at least threatening to cut aid from Central American countries that are not working to stop the flow of children illegally immigrating to the United States, Roll Call reports.
CNN’s Sally Kohn says using the term “illegal” to describe anyone who enters or stays in America illegally is tantamount to employing a racial slur like the “n-word” or the “f-word” as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.
You could see this one coming a mile away. As the border crisis grows and politicians, pundits, and media personalities debate and discuss the problem of the 50,000+ unaccompanied alien children who’ve illegally entered our country over the past several months, leave it to liberal commentators to focus their arguments on the appropriate politically correct euphemisms used to identify the children.
Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar criticized the administration for being ill-prepared for the current crisis at the border.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.) attacked opponent Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on immigration reform, claiming that voting for the Gang of Eight bill was the most important vote he has cast during his six years in the Senate.