Local Congressman shares his experience at U.S./Mexico border

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - As the immigration debate continues, one local Congressman has returned from the border and is sharing his first-hand experience.

Congress Neal Dunn shares his experience during a visit to the U.S./Mexico border last week. (WJHG/WECP)

After an emergency supplemental bill was approved in Congress last week for the humanitarian crisis on the U.S./Mexico border, a group of Republican lawmakers headed down to the border for a medical-focused visit. Among them was local Congressman Dr. Neal Dunn.

According to Dunn, approximately 400,000 people cross the border, all of whom he says pay cartels to be trafficked across.

Dunn said, "The flow of people across the border is enormous. What we need to do is stop incentivizing it--that's our problem. Our immigration system is set up to incentivize people to come in and they aren't coming from Mexico as they're not Mexicans coming from Mexico. They're coming from all the countries you could think of."

Dunn also dispelled rumors of poor living conditions at the border saying he observed the "well treatment" of migrants being well fed and receiving "great" medical care.

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