Skip to comments.Obama under pressure to visit US-Mexico border
Posted on 07/04/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America.
If he doesnt come to the border, I think its a real reflection of his lack of concern of whats really going on there, declared Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016.
The White House said Thursday that Obama currently has no plans to visit the border when he travels to Texas next week, primarily to fundraise for Democratic congressional candidates. A trip to the border could result in awkward optics for the president, who would be unlikely to meet with youngsters hes seeking to deport and would risk upsetting immigration advocates who oppose the deportations if he were to meet with border patrol agents or other law enforcement.
Administration officials say that Perry and other Republicans are merely trying to score political points rather than working to resolve a major problem. But the political concerns arent so easily dismissed for Obama.
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Lollipop diplomacy ?
Pressure to open the border even more?
“Administration officials say that Perry and other Republicans are merely trying to score political points rather than working to resolve a major problem.”
No, they want to send them home. The people who say “no” are playing political games. And who ar those people?
“... the president, who would be unlikely to meet with youngsters hes seeking to deport...”
Yeah, right /S
Shut your suck Perry and actually do something about it you faux conservative. Talk is cheap actions are ever lasting. Perry and all the other Governors are nothing but blow bards.
Does he speak Mexican ?
If and when he “visits” the American borders with Mexico, let him travel the border, alone, like the American people living along the border, instead of traveling with security officers, sniffer dogs and what else.
I’m sure he’s flown over the border several time since his coronation.
Im sure hes flown over the border several time since his coronation
Yes, while rubbing his hands with glee over the mess he has created.
Rub his nose in it, and then toss him over to the other side of the fence where he belongs.
How sick is that?
But maybe he planned to make an unannounced secret, surprise visit to the border all along, like those surprise visits he has made overseas to visit our troops.
Let's wait and see.