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BY: Nic Rowan
MSNBC host Chuck Todd said asylum seekers from Central and South America are "flooding the system in ways they've never flooded it before" on the United States' southern border with Mexico.
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Todd's comment came during a panel discussion on MSNBC's Meet the Press about Republican and Democratic responses to increased numbers of immigrants seeking refuge in the United States.
"What I don't get here, is the president could be putting Democrats in a bit of a box," Todd said to former Rep. Donna Edwards (D., Md.) . "This is a problem. This is a crisis that we're in the midst of because of, ‘where do we put the asylum seekers?' This is a moment where government needs to function, and instead he's trying to make it less functional."
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"The president has also created the crisis," Edwards replied. "For Democrats right now, the most important thing to them is, ‘Is the president going to follow mandates of the Congress?'"
Edwards then laid out the Democratic position, which does not included money for a border wall: "For Democrats, we're going to exercise our authority."
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"But he didn't completely create the crisis,"said New York...
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