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Eye to Eye: Obama, Hispanic Caucus To Meet On Border Crisis

Just before a meeting with President Barack Obama, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) called for leadership on the surge of children arriving at the Texas-Mexico border.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., said in an opinion article the response thus far to the children “reaffirms, to me, everything wrong with our politics today.”

He called the issue a “crisis of inaction” on immigration reform, blaming House Speaker John Boehner and urged action from the president.

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CHC members will meet with Obama at the White House Wednesday afternoon. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, outspoken in his criticism of Obama on the issue, planned to attend. He filed a bill with Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas which includes changing existing laws to facilitate returning children to their home countries, drawing criticism from some fellow members.

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