“I’m far more concerned about children being penned up and cooped up in conditions that look a lot more like kennels than they look like the way a humane country should be treating refugee kids,” O’Malley said.
17 percent name immigration as a top issue facing the U.S., up from 5 percent in June.
Hoyer hopes that Boehner will bring the initial request from the Obama administration of $4.3 billion in funds to the floor within the next ten days.
“We have to return people and we have to show others in Central America that we are returning people,” Johnson said.
“I want those instructions revoked as far as members of Congress are concerned, and I want it done today,” McCain demanded.
The details of the supplemental spending request will be released on Tuesday.
Hinojosa stresses that Obama needs to see firsthand the extensive work that needs to be taken in order to assist the refugees, federal agents and volunteers.
“I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something while they’re doing nothing,” Obama said.
Rubio has been trying to dispel myths surrounding U.S. citizenship.
Cornyn attributed the surge in illegal immigration of unaccompanied minors to “the failure of the administration to clearly set out that it will enforce our immigration laws as they are currently written.”