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Calls for National Guard to help protect border

The push continues to find a solution to the crisis at the U.S. Southern border. Some lawmakers are calling for the National Guard to be brought in to secure the border.

Appearing on "America's Newsroom" on Friday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger said the move would be a "good start." He explained to Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer that their presence could help alleviate some of the extra duties that the border patrol agents are doing.

Looking ahead, however, the Illinois lawmaker cautioned: "I don't think it'll solve it in the long-term. I think this is the short-term stopgap to a real border solution."

Adding, "Ultimately, the president's got to step up and say we need a real border solution. He talks about immigration reform -- a lot of us think that's something that needs to happen, but not until the border is secure."

Today's guests

  • Sen. Marco Rubio

    R-Fla.; 2016 presidential candidate

  • Rick Perry

    2016 GOP presidential candidate

  • Chris Stirewalt

    Fox News digital politics editor

  • Alan Colmes

    Talk radio host; Fox News contributor

  • Brad Blakeman

    Former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush

  • Gerri Willis

    Fox Business Network

  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters

    Fox News strategic analyst

  • Rod Wheeler

    Former DC homicide detective; Fox News contributor

  • Steve Hayes

    Senior Writer, The Weekly Standard; Fox News contributor

  • Father Jonathan Morris

    Roman Catholic priest; Fox News contributor

  • Julie Roginsky

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  • Guy Benson

    Political editor, Townhall.com; Fox News contributor