Sioux Falls, SD (KELO-AM) Republican U-S Senate Candidate Mike Rounds is just back from McAllen Texas where he saw the border crisis first hand.
Rounds says elected officials in McAllen told him that illegals crossing the border were looking for border agents to turn themselves in because they believe that President Obama will not necessarily send them back.
Rounds' opponent, Democrat Rick Weiland, says the Republicans need to support the President's emergency request for more money to fight the border crisis so these illegals from Central America can be safely flown back to their own countries. He completely disagrees with Rounds' take that they are coming here because the word is out that Obama will let them stay.
Rounds says that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) recently claimed that the border is secure. Rounds says he's just been there and it's not secure. Weiland says if House Republicans had supported the comprehensive immigration reform package passed by the U-S Senate last year then perhaps we wouldn't be dealing with this current crisis.
Rounds, Weiland and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler are running to replace the retiring Tim Johnson (D).