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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

  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka

    Deputy assistant to President Trump

  • Marie Harf

    Former State Department spokeswoman; Fox News contributor

  • Father Jonathan Morris

    Roman Catholic priest; Fox News contributor

  • Brad Blakeman

    Former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush

  • Robert O'Neill

    Ex-Navy SEAL; Fox News contributor

  • Sen. Mike Lee

    R-Utah; Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy

    R-S.C.; House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

  • Katie Pavlich

    News editor,; Fox News contributor

  • Chris Stirewalt

    Fox News digital politics editor

  • Marc Thiessen

    Columnist, Washington Post; Fox News contributor

  • Ralph Peters

    Fox News strategic analyst

  • Rep. Peter King

    R-N.Y.; House Homeland Security Committee

  • Howard Kurtz

    Host, "MediaBuzz"

  • Richard Fowler

    Talk radio host

  • Newt Gingrich

    Former speaker of the House

  • Josh Holmes

    Former chief of staff, Sen. McConnell