As the immigration crisis at the border increases, President Obama must decide how to deal with the influx of Central American children who have come to the United States illegally. Tonight on On The Record, Reverend Jesse Jackson said providing them with clothing, food and water is the “right thing to do.”

However, he said we cannot turn our backs on the children in Chicago. “We need a comprehensive plan here at home as well,” Rev. Jackson said, calling for the feds to step in to combat the violence.

Greta Van Susteren asked what the Obama administration has done to acknowledge the crisis in urban America, specifically Chicago.

Rev. Jackson said it’s time for a White House conference on urban policy. He called for more jobs, coaches and teachers to help the children affected most by the increasing violence.  

“There are more people who have health care now, then had it [six years ago], but it’s not enough,” he said. “This is a pattern. […] I contend we need some federal intervention. This is time for an emergency investment.”