Attorney General Eric Holder insists that the the Obama administration is enforcing the country’s immigration laws, as a flood of illegal-immigrant children from Central America pours across the southern border.
“Yes, the immigration laws are being enforced,” Holder told ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas in an interview airing on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
“We are faced with an extraordinary situation where thousands of people, young people especially, are fleeing Central America for economic reasons, to get away from endemic violence in their countries,” Holder continued.
“Can you see where the critics are coming from when you see buses of people being brought inland after they come here illegally?” Thomas asked.
“Let me just say this: Our immigration laws are broken,” Holder said. “It’s why we need comprehensive immigration reform.”
He said that the administration would make sure that they continue to follow the law in the face of criticisms from both sides of the aisle of their handling of the issue.