Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) suggested that the Obama administration deport all child migrants illegally entering the U.S.
Gosar said the threat of deportation would deter people from trying to cross the border.
The Arizona Republican said the migrants should be returned to their countries of origin.
"According to a recent report released by the House Homeland Security Committee, more than 92 percent of these individuals who have been part of the recent influx at our southern border come from just three countries – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Therefore, my top three suggestions for shelter locations are as follows: San Salvador, El Salvador; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Tegucigalpa, Honduras," Gosar wrote in a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate.
Gosar also argued that deportations would prevent illegal immigrants from having to endure less-than-ideal conditions at certain housing facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services.
"Additionally, sending illegal immigrants home immediately spares them from the inhumane living conditions that currently exist at HHS detention facilities," Gosar said.