Texas Democratic Reps. Rubén Hinojosa and Filemon Vela on Tuesday invited President Obama to visit the U.S. border with Mexico amid the surge of child immigrants.
Hinojosa, the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Vela, who both represent southern Texas districts, said the president should view the border firsthand during his upcoming trip to the state.
In a separate statement, Hinojosa said it was necessary to witness the activity at the border in person.
"To fully comprehend what is happening in our region, one must see this firsthand because one will certainly be impacted by the humanitarian side of this issue," Hinojosa said.
On Monday, Obama announced that he would review possible executive orders on immigration because Congress has not passed a comprehensive reform bill. The president also formally requested Congress to approve $2 billion in supplemental appropriations to boost border security, increase deportations and add more judges to review the backlog of immigration cases.