GOP Rep.: I Saw Some Teenagers At Border That Looked Like ‘Threat’ To US

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July 13, 2014 10:34 a.m.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Homeland Security committee, said that while it was sad to see young undocumented immigrants at the southwest border, some of the teens looked like a “threat.”

“It’s very heart-wrenching as a father to see that — mothers with their babies,” McCaul said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I also saw some 17-year-olds that I thought looked more like a threat to coming into the United States.”

The congressman showed little sympathy for young migrants crossing the border. While he said that some may qualify to stay in the U.S., that most needed to be sent away as a “message of deterrence.”

He called for immigration policy changes, including tweaking the 2008 anti-trafficking law to make it easier to quickly deport immigrant children from Central America.

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