NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014
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(Denver: Chris Jansing) The growing battle over what to do about the surge of unaccompanied children coming into the US from Mexico featured; scenes shown of a protest; details given about the administration’s plan for handling the crisis; numbers of Central American children trying the enter the US illegally in 2012, 2013 and so far in 2014 cited. [Representative Henry CUELLAR- says President Obama could do better.] [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST – defends Obama’s decision not to visit the border.] [Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark HALPERIN- says the explosion in the last couple months caught the White House & Congress by surprise.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Poptun, Guatemala: Stephanie Gosk) The dangerous journey from Central America to the US continued; scenes shown of immigrants in Guatemala heading to the border with Mexico.