Thursday, July 10, 2014
CNN reports that President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday in Texas about the immigration crisis, urging Congress to approve his request for $3.7 billion in emergency spending. "The problem here is not a major disagreement around the actions that could be helpful in dealing with the problem. The challenge ... is Congress prepared to act to put the resources in place to get this done?" Obama asked during a stop in Dallas. The trip to Texas included Democratic Party fundraising events a meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Perry.
When asked by a reporter to address those who say he should visit the border to witness the immigration crisis firsthand, the President said he wasn't interested in photo ops. The refusal to visit the border generated criticizm.