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Fleming talks immigration, Barksdale changes

U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R-Dist. 4) of Louisiana (Source: fleming.house.gov) U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R-Dist. 4) of Louisiana (Source: fleming.house.gov)

Louisiana Congressman John Fleming (R-Dist .4) is asking the Senate to get on board and pass the immigration bill recently pushed forward by Congress.

That bill would provide emergency funding to deal with the humanitarian crisis at the border, but it would also take away the President Obama's power when it comes to dealing with the crisis.

"What needs to be done the president needs to rescind this memorandum and stop these kids from coming across in an humanitarian and kind way," he said.

"Return them back to their countries, unless there is a real threat to them, in terms of violence, or sexual trafficking."

Fleming also talked to us about Barksdale Air Force Base. He said it's very likely that the base will be getting a 4-star general soon, which could bring changes.

"That could mean a lot of Air Force resources, coming here," he said. Maybe as much as 1,000 personnel may be within global command itself, maybe not all here, but make it a much more important command and have much more access to Air Force resources."

Fleming added that he worries most about Fort Polk. He said most of the cuts right now are coming to the Army.

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