Let it Rip: The immigration emergency at the US-Mexico border - Fox 2 News Headlines

Let it Rip: The immigration emergency at the US-Mexico border

Posted: Updated:
President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the "humanitarian crisis" of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended since October. Three-fourths of them are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and say they are fleeing pervasive gang violence and crushing poverty.

Texas Governor Rick Perry says Perry says anything but deporting the children quickly will only encourage more to undertake the dangerous journey. He also said the National Guard should be brought to the border to secure it.
Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston said at the hearing that quick deportations of the children back to their home countries would be "inhumane."

What do you think?  Add your answer to the poll in this story.  Should the children who crossed the border be sent back to the countries they came from or should we find a way to keep them here and integrate them into our society?

The debate about how to handle this crisis makes it's way into Studio A and Fox 2's Let it Rip.

Joining Huel Perkins:

Charlie LeDuff: Host of Americans with Charlie LeDuff and this week he traveled to McAllen, Texas to take a personal look at the immigration crisis.  His video report, for one thing, shows how smugglers or "coyotes," drive jet skis across the Rio Grande with immigrants on the back.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL REPORT>>

Lidia Reyes-Flores:  CEO of Latino Family Services
Latino Family Services is a community-based nonprofit organization - serving residents of Southwest Detroit, Michigan.
JJ Jim Johnson: WOMC-FM Radio Personality and Conservative Commentator.

Lawrence Garcia: Past President of the.Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan.

TUNE INTO TO FOX 2 NEWS AT 10PM TO WATCH LET IT RIP.



  • FOX 2 Poll

  • Should the children who crossed the border illegally be sent back to the countries they came from or should we find a way to keep them here and integrate them into our society?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Send them back
    76%
    2916 votes
    Keep them here
    24%
    909 votes
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:42:51 GMT
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
  • Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:17:30 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • 24-year-old women is $66 million jackpot winner

    24-year-old women is $66 million jackpot winner

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:26:09 GMT
    The Michigan Lottery says a Port Huron woman is the winner of a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June.Kelsey Zachow says in a statement that she "could barely breathe" when she learned she was the winner.
    The Michigan Lottery says a Port Huron woman is the winner of a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June.Kelsey Zachow says in a statement that she "could barely breathe" when she learned she was the winner.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices