Sunday on on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Republicans would only approve the $3.7 billion President Barack Obama has requested to address the crisis of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border when they see a halt to the flow after the borders are secured.
“The president wants $3.7 billion. If this keeps up he’ll ask for another $3.7 billion next year.”
“There has to be a halt to this,” he continued. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin and their families who have spent as much as a year’s salary paying these coyotes, who are also in the business of $85 billion a year drug business, will not be able to get their money and send their kids north. As soon as they see their money is not effective in getting their kids to this country, it will stop and not before, and as tragic and as terrible as this situation is, we cannot have an unending flow of children from all over the world, much less central america into our country.”
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