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Jindal goes to Mexico border for firsthand look

8 months ago August 04, 2014 Aug 4, 2014 Monday, August 04 2014 Monday, August 04, 2014 5:09:57 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal visited Texas' border with Mexico to get a closer look at the nation's immigration crisis.

The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate is getting a helicopter view of the area Monday, taking a boat tour up the Rio Grande River and speaking with public safety officials about the influx of people illegally crossing into the United States.

Also on the trip were Louisiana's state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.

Jindal has criticized the Obama administration for giving him little information about more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been placed with sponsors in Louisiana.

He's blamed President Barack Obama for creating a climate that encouraged larger numbers of people to try to enter the United States illegally.

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