Iowa Congressman Steve King says members of Congress are continuing to discuss how to handle the influx of undocumented children across the southern border of the United States. King, a Republican, placeS the blame on the lack of response to the issue with the Obama administration. “There are some who think that we have to figure out how to pass something and take this off the table, even if that means give the president some of the 3.7 billion dollars he’s asked for,” King says. “There are others — and I’m in this camp — that think that is a ‘man-caused disaster’ to quote Janet Napolitano. But the man who caused it was Barrack Obama.”
King says the Obama administration has made it difficult to return anyone who has illegally entered the country back to their own nation. “If you are in this country illegally — whether you overstay your VISA or whether you commit the crime of illegal entry by coming across the border illegally — if you don’t commit a felony or a combination of these three mysterious misdemeanors, you’re going to get to stay in America,” King says.
King says a report that 38 children have been returned to Honduras by the administration is just gesturing or posing. Reports say more than 57,000 undocumented, unaccompanied children have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico since last October.
(Reporting by Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City)