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Obama Meets With Texans About Child Immigrants

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President Obama meets with Texas Governor Rick Perry and other state leaders today about the child immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, a day after proposing $3.7 billion dollars to try to solve the problem.

Today's meeting is taking place in Dallas, hundreds of miles from where a wave of unaccompanied children from Central America are turning themselves in to border agents.

The president has backed off changing the 2008 law that requires border officials to take the children into custody and connect them with family in the U.S. Meantime, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is criticizing the president for not going to see what's happening on the border for himself.

María Elena Salinas, co-anchor of Univision Network News and "Aqui y Ahora," has been to the facilities where the children are being held in custody, as well as their countries of origin. She gives us her perspective on the crisis, and what Hispanics are saying about it.


This segment aired on July 9, 2014.


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