As the crisis at the Texas-Mexico border continues there is now word that President Obama has a different idea as to how to deal with some people who want to migrate to the United States.
That idea is to give refugee status to hundreds of kids from Honduras without them making the trip through Mexico. The President admitted on Friday after meeting with Central American leaders that this idea is something he is considering.
“There may be some narrow circumstances in which there is a humanitarian or refugee status that a family might be eligible for,” the President told reporters. “If that were the case it would be better for them to apply for that status in their home country.”
Texas Senator John Cornyn told ABC's ‘This Week’ that this idea is not a solution to the problem of kids being smuggled here by drug cartels.
“That won’t stop the magnet and the business model that the cartels have created,” Texas Senator John Cornyn said on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday.
Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies told KTRH if it happens, we could see some of these kids wind up here.
“Houston has a significant Central American population, so some of these kids could go there. They could also wind up in Washington, D.C. or Los Angeles,” Krikorian said.
How will the President wind up doing this? The report says he is considering enacting another of his Executive Actions. Even though other Presidents have 'used their pens' more often, U-H Political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus told KTRH News this President is finding more opposition to his ideas.
“I don’t know that they are more controversial,” Rottinghaus said. But they are more public and Congress is objecting more.”
And in another development Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar has asked FEMA to reimburse city governments that have been shelling out money because of the border crisis.