Officials fault lax Obama immigration policies for ‘calamity’ in border states

The flood of illegal immigrants — particularly children — crossing into the U.S. along the southern border is at a “crisis” level, creating a humanitarian emergency that both immigration officials and lawmakers are putting at the feet of the Obama administration.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called the overload a “crisis of the federal government’s creation.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who for years has been warning that the administration’s easing of immigration enforcement would create a crisis along the border, said: “President Obama is responsible for this calamity.”


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