Vitter discusses his solution to border crisis
BATON ROUGE - Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are high as wave after wave of illegal migrant children spill over into the United States. U.S. Senator and gubernatorial candidate David Vitter (R-Louisiana) stopped by 2une In this morning to talk about his bill he says is the solution to the crisis.
Vitter says it would halt the influx of unaccompanied children coming into the U.S. illegally by expediting the deportation process and reforming existing immigration laws.
"Our lax enforcement of immigration laws for decades has only encouraged more immigrants to come here illegally," Vitter explained. "That's exactly why we're seeing the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at our southern border."
"We need a policy that actually deters illegal immigration. I've said that if we want to send a message to others thinking about coming here illegally, let's deport these people by the planeload," Vitter went on to say.
His bill calls for immediate detention for all children apprehended as the border, as well as quicker deportation for those affiliated with gangs. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) is introducing the companion bill in the House of Representatives.
While talking with John Pastorek, Vitter also commented on his ongoing campaign to be Louisiana's next governor. Watch his interview for more information.