- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sen. Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, said President Obama shouldn’t get any new funding to deal with the U.S.-Mexico border crisis until he reverses the policy of allowing certain illegal immigrant children to apply to defer their removal proceedings.

“The president doesn’t need more money for that — what he needs to do is reverse his position so that we don’t have these people continuing to come in,” Mr. Inhofe said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” “It’s one thing to deal with the ones that are here now. The other is to stop the flow that’s come in by invitation of the president.”

Mr. Inhofe and other Oklahoma lawmakers are opposing the government’s move to extend what had been an October deadline for allowing unaccompanied minors to stay at the military post of Fort Sill.

“These kids were here in this country at the invitation of the president,” Mr. Inhofe said. “I think everyone knows it. Nobody says it.

“All of them were programmed to say they have relatives here, they were invited to come up here, they’re going to stay here,” he said. “At the same time, HHS says we’re not going to send them back. As long as they have that assurance, more are coming in.”

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