Shortly after President Barack Obama’s Dallas address on the immigration crisis at the border, Arizona Senator John McCain criticized the president’s approach. Speaking on The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night, McCain faulted Obama for failing to visiting the southern U.S. border.
“I think it’s pretty clear that by not going to the border or even to Lackland Air Force Base where thousands, hundreds of these children are, it showed a lack of sensitivity to the issue,” McCain said. “And one thing he could do, by the way would be [being] down there and thanking the people who are laboring 24/7 trying to care for these kids.”
McCain added that Obama’s proposals did not include plans for repealing a 2008 law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, that makes it easier for alien minors to stay in the U.S. without fear of expedited removal.
“The way that it’s going to stop is when those families see planeloads of those kids arriving back in the countries that they came from,” McCain said.