Read Texas Republicans' letter to Obama

Texas Republicans are pressing President Obama to take the southern border crisis into his own hands.

Even as Congress jousts over a legislative response to the influx of child immigrants from Central America, the lawmakers contend the president can take unilateral steps to end the crisis immediately.

"You have the authority to stop the surge of illegal entries by immigrant minors today," the Republicans wrote Thursday in a letter to Obama. "Enforcing current immigration laws will go a long way to solving the border crisis."

Texas GOP letter to Obama

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