RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- White House Spokesman Josh Earnest spoke on Wednesday regarding the immigration problems the Obama Administration is facing.
Earnest said misinformation spread by Central American traffickers is partly responsible for immigrant children and families making the dangerous journey.
Nevada Senator Dean Heller stopped by News 4 on Wednesday, and we asked him his thoughts on the issue. He said while the U.S. should not turn their backs on children, he is concerned with the possibility of previously-vaccinated diseases making a comeback, as well as other several other factors.
"There's a lot of concerns, obviously the cost, but I do believe they are in this country, they are children, we should take care of children," said Heller. "At the same time, we need to take a look and let them know this is not a long-term situation, that this is a short-term situation, and we'll make sure they are fed and clothed and make sure they are in good health, but at the end of the day, this is not a permanent situation."
The administration has asked Congress for up to $2 billion to provide additional resources to care for and process the surge of undocumented immigrants crossing the border.