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Dem Strategist: Obama Has Secured Border More Than Any President

Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 05:52 PM

By Courtney Coren

Despite the massive influx of illegal immigrant children coming across the border from Central America, Democratic strategist Joe Lestingi says that President Barack Obama has "actually secured our borders more than any prior president."

"He has more deportations, especially around the border areas, than any other administration prior to him, and dealing with these children is a new, I mean this spike is very new," Lestingi told Ed Berliner on "Midpoint" on Newsmax TV on Tuesday.

"We went from 6,000 a few years ago to almost 90,000 of these children coming through," the strategist from the Chadderdon Group explained. "What this really points a finger to is what has been debated for years, which is our horrible, broken immigration system that Congress fails to address."

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However, Republican strategist Mary Anna Mancuso from PoliticalHype.com told Newsmax that is not the case.

"The Obama administration has just completely opened our borders," Mancuso said.

"They've turned the Border Patrol into the welcome wagon, and they're not doing anything to crack down and keep this from happening."

"It's just another example of his lax feelings on Social Security and national security at home," she added.

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