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KOLD News 13 Editorial: No serious discussion on immigration reform

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

For the last couple of weeks, the eyes of the nation have been on a holding facility in Nogales, Arizona. That's where about 900 Central American children are being held.  About 150 come and go every day.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer toured the site this week.  They both say that the children are being taken care of and, that this is a serious humanitarian crisis. 

But no one seems to know how to fix the problem.  It is going to take more than just talking to these countries and asking them to stop sending their children to the United States.

Don't look at Congress to step in and fix the problem.  There hasn't been a serious discussion on immigration reform.  And it's likely we won't see it in the near future because of politics and elections.

Think about this.  Let's send the children to be housed in Washington, DC.  Maybe then our lawmakers might develop a new perspective on the urgency of this problem.

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