President Obama's Upcoming Trip to Texas Faces Criticism

Republicans and Democrats want the president's visit to be about the rising immigration crisis.
1:50 | 07/09/14

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Transcript for President Obama's Upcoming Trip to Texas Faces Criticism
more explaining. The latest on president Obama and the crisis on our southern border. In Texas the president will meet with one of his harshest critics, governor Rick Perry about the wave of children crossing the border and what could be a real confrontation. Reporter: President Obama made a surprise stop at a brew pub shaking hands and even beating Colorado's governor in a game of pool. This afternoon, fun and games are not likely. He heads to Texas where anger is rising over the immigration crisis. He'll be in a border state but nowhere near the border prompting fierce criticism from republicans. See, this is Dallas. This is where the crisis is unfolding in the Rio grande valley. That as he about 500 miles away. Reporter: Even some democrats -- I hope this doesn't become the Katrina moment for president Obama saying he doesn't need to come to the border. He should come down. Reporter: The president's trip is primarily to attend democratic fund-raisers but in a late addition to his schedule he will meet in Texas with governor Rick Perry. Perry has put the blame for the crisis squarely on president Obama. The president has sent powerful messages time after time by his policies, by nuances that it is okay to come to the United States and you can come across and you'll be accepted in open arms. So some meeting in Texas, Jon Karl. Meantime, the request for almost $4 billion from congress could face real opposition. Reporter: Oh, no question, George. In fact, the reaction from republicans since the president announced the proposal has been almost universally negative. They think it puts too much money in there to care for the children that have come across the border and nowhere near enough to deal with the fundamental problem of all of that flow of children unaccompanied minors coming across illegally. Jon, thanks very much.

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