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July 9th, 2014
09:29 PM ET

Gutierrez: 'Bothered' that Obama won't visit border

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, a strong proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, said that he's disappointed in President Barack Obama's refusal to visit the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

"It does bother me,” he said on tonight's show about Obama not visiting the border. “I wish the President of the United States were going down [to the border] and visiting the children and visiting the site tonight."

Democratic Congressman questions Obama's immigration proposal
Rep. Gutiérrez questions the administration's proposal to alleviate the border crisis. Rep. Bridenstein debates with S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.

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Obama to meet with Perry on immigration crisis
July 9th, 2014
04:26 PM ET

Obama to meet with Perry on immigration crisis

He will be in Texas tonight, but President Barack Obama has no plans to visit the border area where tens of thousands of young immigrants have illegally entered the country in recent months to create what his administration labels an urgent humanitarian problem.

The trip to the Lone Star State - the epicenter of the immigration influx - includes Democratic Party fundraising events, and after some political squabbling, a meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

That's not enough for GOP critics or even some of Obama's fellow Democrats.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones host a debate with Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)

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