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Let it Rip: The immigration emergency at the US-Mexico border

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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.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended since October. Three-fourths of them are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and say they are fleeing pervasive gang violence and crushing poverty.

Texas Governor Rick Perry says Perry says anything but deporting the children quickly will only encourage more to undertake the dangerous journey. He also said the National Guard should be brought to the border to secure it.
Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston said at the hearing that quick deportations of the children back to their home countries would be "inhumane."

What do you think?  Add your answer to the poll in this story.  Should the children who crossed the border be sent back to the countries they came from or should we find a way to keep them here and integrate them into our society?

The debate about how to handle this crisis makes it's way into Studio A and Fox 2's Let it Rip.

Joining Huel Perkins:

Charlie LeDuff: Host of Americans with Charlie LeDuff and this week he traveled to McAllen, Texas to take a personal look at the immigration crisis.  His video report, for one thing, shows how smugglers or "coyotes," drive jet skis across the Rio Grande with immigrants on the back.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL REPORT>>

Lidia Reyes-Flores:  CEO of Latino Family Services
Latino Family Services is a community-based nonprofit organization - serving residents of Southwest Detroit, Michigan.
JJ Jim Johnson: WOMC-FM Radio Personality and Conservative Commentator.

Lawrence Garcia: Past President of the.Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan.

TUNE INTO TO FOX 2 NEWS AT 10PM TO WATCH LET IT RIP.



  • Should the children who crossed the border illegally be sent back to the countries they came from or should we find a way to keep them here and integrate them into our society?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Send them back
    76%
    2917 votes
    Keep them here
    24%
    909 votes
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