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Fri Jul 18, 2014, 04:33 AM Jul 2014

I agree with Chris Christie? Regarding the kids at the Border


Okay - NOT the first part - butthe section in bold.

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis.

"I have great empathy for that situation, but frankly the administration has done an awful job in securing our border, and they need to do that," Christie told reporters in Marion, Iowa, where he campaigned for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad.

"I don't think ... it matters one bit what your Hispanic population is, as to whether or not you're going to offer help and assistance," he continued. "So we'll take every request that comes based on its merits and make those decisions."

He stressed that he doesn't want to "participate in encouraging this," but added "we are an empathetic people in this country and we don't like seeing people suffer."

What do you guys think? I know we have two detention centers here - but he's not talking about that. I think we would have to move quickly to get the schools ready and to find resources of support for those in our communities who would take these kids in.

And - I wonder if you would have to speak Spanish? Not being a jerk about that (language barrier). I don't know that my husband's Spanish skills would be strong enough in this situation.
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