GOP border security group will call for sending National Guard to border


By Susan Ferrechio | Washington Examiner

A group of House Republicans Wednesday will call for sending theNational Guard to the southern border, where a months-long surge in illegal immigration has flooded Texas with thousands of children fromGuatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

House Speaker John Boehner last month assigned seven GOP lawmakers the task of recommending how to deal with the recent border surge, and the working group will present their plan to the party’s rank and file in a closed door meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

As many expected, their list includes a call for making a change to the 2008 law in order to allow faster deportations of immigrant children to countries other than Mexico or Canada.

But GOP aides familiar with the plan say the group wants deportations to happen “in a humane way,” and will not recommend eliminating court hearings for the children who are here. Instead, they will endorse hiring more judges in order to expedite the process, aides said.

at Washington Examiner.