|Sheila Jackson Lee Demands 'Political Asylum' for Migrant Kids|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 08:50 PM|
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tx.) is calling for President Barry Obama to pull out his 'Executive Orders' pen and declare migrant children, who have entered the country illegally unaccompanied by ther parents, as so-called UN refugees deserving of "political asylum."
According to the Houston Chronicle, "The issue of immigration and unaccompanied minors crossing the border in influx is not going away any time soon, so Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee along with fellow Democratic leaders spoke on Wednesday in a press conference to address the “humanitarian crisis” at hand."
Sheila Jackson Lee is quoted as saying that, “Right now we have an issue that has come, that nations around the world have faced – we happen to be facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.”
As reported by the Houston Chronicle, "Jackson Lee offered two solutions for the situation along the border during the conference, one included comprehensive immigration reform and the other was to pass HR 1417, a bill introduced by the House of Homeland Security last year, which would require DHS [Department of Homeland Security] to develop a border security plan that would allow resources to be responsibly distributed along the border."
Sheila Jackson Lee argues that migrant children are fleeing violent countries.
To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:
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