Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday offered the Obama administration three proposals for where to house the thousands of illegal immigrants streaming across the southern U.S. border.
"[M]ore than 92 percent of these individuals who have been part of the recent influx at our southern border come from must three countries — El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras," Gosar wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
A bus leaves the entrance of the U. S. Border Patrol facility on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Nogales, Ariz. Arizona officials said they are rushing federal supplies to this makeshift holding center in the southern part of the state that's housing hundreds of migrant children and is running low on the basics. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)
"Therefore, my top three suggestions for shelter locations are as follows: Guatemala City, Guatemala; San Salvador, El Salvador; Tegucigalpa, Honduras."
Gosar's letter noted that FEMA hosted a conference call for congressional staffers last week in order to hear input on where to house the thousands of children trying to cross into the United States. Gosar thanked FEMA for finally seeking input on the crisis, although his letter indicates a clear preference for deporting these children immediately.
Republicans have blamed the Obama administration for encouraging the flood of illegal immigrants by not seeking to deport young illegal immigrants, and by failing to beef up border security. Gosar leveled those arguments at FEMA in his letter.
"Our border security is laughable," he wrote. "Our interior enforcement and related judicial proceedings are practically nonexistent.
"And finally, we have a president who continually speaks of acting on his own to allow for amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, giving hope and motive to millions more to make such a treacherous journey in order to break United States law."
Read Gosar's letter here: