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Darrell Issa: The best response to the border crisis

The Orange County Register

August 5th, 2014

By: Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49)

I recently led a bipartisan congressional delegation to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to understand the truth behind the current surge of unaccompanied children and families through the southern U.S. border and to see how we can best end this crisis.

While the White House has been selling a narrative reliant on a surge of gang violence pushing refugee children from their homeland, we learned a more complete story of aggressive advertisement of immigration relief, or “permisos,” and the desire for reunification with an illegally present adult in the U.S. before the president finalizes comprehensive immigration reform or expands anti-deportation policies.

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