Arizona Rep. Grijalva Affirms Urgency Over Unaccompanied Minors At The Border

By Matt Kling
Published: Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:00am

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said that more unaccompanied minors are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He said as many as 300-350 minors a day are crossing and referred to HHS. He also said there aren’t any sustainable solutions to curb the issue.

Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva said Azar should be listened to and Congress should be taking more action to solve the issue.

“There’s an urgency here and the American people have got to see that we’re looking for solutions," Grijalva said Saturday on CNN. "My party in particular in the House of Representatives, I think that’s the business we should be concentrating on.”

Grijalva suggested implementing regional processing centers in some countries, including Guatemala and Honduras. He said President Obama proposed opening such centers but President Trump rejected the idea.