Watch on YouTube After meeting with local officials, faith leaders, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama delivered a statement yesterday evening on the humanitarian situation at the border. He first described two of the crucial components of this ongoing crisis. First, the surge of unaccompanied children, and children with adults, is occurring in one concentrated sector at the border — the Rio Grande Valley. Second, many of these children and their parents are not looking to evade law enforcement; rather, they are being apprehended in large numbers. In his remarks , the President reiterated the steps that his Administration is taking to ensure that sufficient resources are being provided to this region of the border: read more

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The President Discusses the Humanitarian Situation at the Southwest Border