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July 09, 2014

Inhofe: President is Disrespecting Military by Failing to Visit Texas Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today called on President Obama to include in his fundraising trip to Texas a visit to the border in order to witness first-hand the immigration crisis and surge of unaccompanied alien children (UAC): 

“President Obama’s failed policies and campaign tactics have driven the unprecedented flow of unaccompanied minors across the southern border. In response, he has turned to our military bases, like Ft. Sill in Oklahoma, for help with housing these children. The President's failure to visit the border during his trip to Texas disrespects our military and their limited resources he is calling up to manage a crisis he created. Likewise, it is a snub to the thousands of border agents, local officials and vulnerable children caught in the crosshairs. President Obama should put his political fundraising on hold, accept the appropriate leadership role of a president and personally witness this crisis that is leaving young children in the hands of human traffickers and threatening the security of our nation.”

 

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