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It is an interesting twist in the political world. President Barack Obama told ABC News on Tuesday that the recent crisis taking place in Del Rio, Texas is a “painful reminder” America doesn’t have the border figured out and has more work to do.

Obama said President Joe Biden is “big-hearted” but it is time to “get serious about dealing with this problem in a systemic way, as opposed to these one-offs where we’re constantly reacting to emergencies.”

“Immigration is tough. It always has been because, on the one hand, I think we are naturally a people that wants to help others. And we see tragedy and hardship and families that are desperately trying to get here so that their kids are safe, and they’re in some cases fleeing violence or catastrophe,” Obama said. “At the same time, we’re a nation-state. We have borders. The idea that we can just have open borders is something that … as a practical matter, is unsustainable.”

Author: Jacob Hall