Honduran President: Ambiguous U.S. Laws Fueling Influx at Border
The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are in Washington today, seeking solutions to the massive influx of Central American children that is overwhelming the U.S. Border Patrol.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that he believes "ambiguities" in U.S. immigration laws are fueling the crisis and being exploited by human traffickers called "coyotes."
Gretchen Carlson examined his statements and the latest on the border chaos with Guy Benson of TownHall.com. They agreed that another problem is the lack of enforcement of current U.S. immigration laws.
Benson highlighted Kirsten Powers' recent visit to the border, which she wrote about in USA Today. Powers spoke with children who fled violence in Central America, asking whether the United States has lost its compassion.
Benson said America should want to be compassionate for these kids, but there is also another side to the story.
"There is a lot of evidence that there are families sending their kids here to pursue a rumored amnesty that doesn't actually apply to them, but they don't know that," said Benson, adding we also have to be a nation of laws.
Benson said he has no confidence that lawmakers can solve the problems, adding he thinks the situation will remain at this "tragic impasse."
Watch the discussion above, and hear more from President Hernandez when he goes On the Record, tonight at 7p/2a ET.