Cuellar, Cornyn Introduce Humane Act

By Bill O'Neil

A Democratic Congressman and a Republican U.S. Senator are officially out with their plan for addressing the continuing immigrant children crisis. 

"Right now, we have 375-thousand kids that are waiting to go before a judge--it takes three to five years" said Congressman Henry Cuellar in detailing the "Humane Act" he and Senator John Cornyn are offering. 

In addition to stremalining the process from years to weeks for sending undocumented Central American children back to their home countries, the measure would also add dozens of judges to the system to hear claims, and woulld allow most of the teens who are taken in to custody the opportunity to voluntarily fdecide to return home without going through the legal process. 

Meanwhile, Cuellar also told 550 KTSA News he still believes President Barack Obama needs to see what's happening along the border forst hand.  

"He criticized quite honestly President Bush for flying over Katrina... I think he should at least go to the border--to McAllen--and see exactly hat's happening" the Congressman said, adding last week's back and forth with the White House over a lack of a border visit while the President was in Texas is in the past, and an invitiation to see the border remains open.   


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