Democrat Representative Raul Grijalva urges Obama to visit the border

The country’s border policies are broken. Everyone knows it and now even Democrats are calling out President Barack Obama for his actions – or lack thereof.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) appeared on Alex Wagner’s MSNBC program last night and urged Obama to visit the border during his visit to Texas this week.

Calling the problem a “complex issue,” Grijalva spoke in favor of a presidential visit, saying that “I think a visit by the president is reaffirming that the borderlands along the southwest border are vital and important to this nation. So I think a visit would be important and very symbolic.” He further advocated that Congress reexamine the current deportation process for children.

It seems that while Texas Governor Rick Perry made headlines by snubbing President Obama in Austin, he wasn’t the only one to criticize the president’s poor response to the illegal immigration crisis. Grijalva’s comments follow criticism of Obama’s policy by both Republican and Democratic representatives, many of whom represent border states and who can see firsthand the severity of the problem.

Watch Grijalva’s remarks below.

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