July 11th, 2014
08:18 PM ET

Obama official: "Our border is not open to illegal migration"

President Obama sent a top surrogate, his Homeland Security Secretary to the U.S.-Mexico border to survey the situation for himself - a stop that many on both sides of the political aisle say the President should be making.

The president defended his decision, saying this week that he's not interested in photo-ops.

Obama official says at border: 'We'll send you back'

But Republicans have seized on that statement and tweeted this photo of the president meeting with a student in Austin, Texas.

The meme says, "Hey girl. I'm not interested in photo ops." And the tweet from HouseGOP said, "A picture says a thousand words."

CNN's Ana Cabrera joins Erin Burnett from Artesia, New Mexico, where Secretary Jay Johnson toured a temporary detention facility that is currently holding more than 400 women and children.

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soundoff (One Response)
  1. Al

    The border is not open for illegal migration. What a crock, everyday illegals are crossing the border that the Democrats say is protected. Even Nancy has gone down there to welcome those that cross without permissions. I'm sure that today, ISIS has figured that they too can come to the United States sit low and wait for instructions. After all the White House has said that the border is safe and protected, and that no illegal migration is taking place.

    August 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Reply

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