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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Obama's visit to Texas, which has the longest border with Mexico across which illegal immigrants cross from Central America, introduced. [OBAMA - talks about the children and this dangerous situation for them; asks if Congress is prepared to act to get the resources to solve the problem.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Michelle Kosinski; Washington: Dana Bash) Obama's view on the border, why he does not go there due to political pressure, whether Congress will pass legislation, the politics of immigration reform in an election year discussed. [OBAMA - says this is not theater; comments on everything falling victim to partisan politics.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Obama's meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry shown; details given about "facts" coming out of Texas about immigration. [At a primary debate a few years ago, PERRY - talks about the education of immigrant children.] [Last month, PERRY - suggests the administration is in on the move of Central American immigrants; talks about Syrian immigrants crossing the border.] [In June of 2010, Representative Louis GOHMERT†- says the aim is to get pregnant women into the US to raise future terrorists.] [August 2010, on AC 360, GOHMERT - rants.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Univision's Jorge Ramos and CNN's David Gergen and Dana Bash about immigration, Governor Perry. [BASH - outlines the politics of the immigration issue for Perry, who was hurt in 2012 by his immigration view; states the Republicans want to change the 2008 law.] [RAMOS - question mass deportation as the approach to immigration: it is a humanitarian crisis.] [GERGEN - assesses Obama's approach to the immigration issue; notes we have to work with these three Central American countries; calls Obama's decision not to go to the border a mistake.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Kosinski, Michelle;
Bash, Dana
Duration:
00:19:10

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