Maybe this isn’t the best way to make a point about unaccompanied children at the Texas border.
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) said they need to be sent back to their native countries not because of a humanitarian crisis, but instead, because of “the lovely way they’re being treated.”
He shared his opinions on Sean Hannity’s radio show.
“When you look at the lovely way they’re getting treated — they’re getting free health care, free housing, you know, they’re watching the World Cup on big screen TVs,” Neugebauer said.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t agree, saying President Barack Obama needs to come witness the humanitarian crisis for himself. Multiple reports have showed cramped, over capacity and unsanitary conditions.
Neugebauer said Obama needs to take action to send the unaccompanied minors back home, if anything else, to send a message.
What they were told is coming true: ‘Hey, if you get to the U.S., you’re going to really enjoy being there.’ We need to send a signal that if you get here, you’re going right back, he said. As soon as you send several planeloads of people back that have paid big money to get their kids here…it’s going to get their attention. We’ve got to send a signal that we cannot be the world’s peacekeeper, and we can’t be the world’s humanitarian relief organization. The American taxpayers can’t be responsible for this.
The White House has said most of the children are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would allow them to stay.
h/t: Huffington Post