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Wendy Davis: Obama should make Texas border trip

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PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis says President Barack Obama should visit the Texas border to witness firsthand the crisis of tens of thousands of young migrants entering the U.S.

Her comments Thursday made Davis the most high-profile Texas Democrat yet to urge Obama to make the trip. She is the Democratic nominee for Texas governor and has garnered nationwide support.

The White House has insisted there was little the president could learn from a border visit that he didn’t already know.

She addressed reporters in Austin just blocks from where Obama was to later speak about the economy. Davis says it’s one thing to follow the crisis “in the abstract,” but seeing it up close provides meaning.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, has also criticized Obama for skipping the border.

 

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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