Arizona Senator John McCain says child migrants from Central America should be deported, after touring a holding facility in Nogales. Vanessa Johnston reports.
Senator John McCain was in Nogales, Arizona, Friday, touring a holding facility for child migrants. SOUNDBITE (English) ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN SAYING: "They are well treated here. They are fed, they are clothed, they are given showers and other hygienic capabilities. But the fact is that there is now thousands and we are running out of places to put them." The government has been struggling to cope with the recent surge of child migrants from Central America crossing into the U.S. illegally. McCain says they should be deported. SOUNDBITE (English) ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN SAYING: "Until we provide an immediate consequence for every individual who enters illegally, people will come and exploit the sympathetic nature of Americans." The Arizona senator also pressured Mexico to do more to secure its own borders. He fears that not just migrants -- but terrorists -- could enter the country. SOUNDBITE (English) ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN SAYING: "It is very possible that people who want to do something bad here in United States of America could be coming across that border." On Friday, Obama announced a plan to boost border security, as well as to provide aid for Central American governments.