Securing our border: the community response

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. President Obama calls on Congress to help fund a border securing project and send undocumented children back to their respected communities.

The recent migration of unaccompanied minors to the US turns President Obama's attention to the issues of border control and immigration reform once again.

To take action, he asked congress to allot $2 billion dollars from an emergency fund source to help bring additional security and assistance to the southwest border of the United States in the efforts to lock down illegal immigration waves.

The call to action is one that has left Congress and the community divided and with plenty to say about our current system of immigration.

“Do I think we have the right to secure our borders? Absolutely. Do I think that the present system or not? No,” says Beverly Hart.

During this fiscal year, nearly 52,000 unaccompanied children and minors have been detained by border authorities in search of refuge from Mexico, Central and South America.

Democrats and Republicans stand on both sides of the issue and have begun talks regarding the need for further immigration reform.

Historically, the US has been lenient when offering asylum to youth, but the overwhelming influx is creating problems within our nation and a decision on the matter remains to be seen.

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