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Jindal, La. Delegation Tour Texas Border From Air & By Water

Jindal, La. Delegation Tour Texas Border From Air & By Water
Posted Monday, August 4th 2014 @ 3pm

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal visited Texas' border with Mexico Monday to get a closer look at the nation's immigration crisis.

The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate went on a helicopter tour of the area and a boat tour up the Rio Grande River, and he spoke with public safety officials about the influx of people illegally crossing into the United States.

Also on the trip were Louisiana's state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.

Edmonson told 99.5 WRNO the Louisiana delegation wants to know what Texas officials are learning about the immigrant children.

"Who are they? Are they getting names, are they getting background information as far as their health records? Are they getting any information as far as who's coming into the country and where they're going?" Edmonson asked.

Jindal has criticized the Obama administration for giving him little information about more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been placed with sponsors in Louisiana.

He's blamed President Barack Obama for creating a climate that encouraged larger numbers of people to try to enter the United States illegally.

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