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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

  • Byron York

    Chief political correspondent, The Washington Examiner; Fox News contributor

  • Rep. John Fleming

    R-La.

  • Rich Lowry

    Editor, National Review; Fox News contributor

  • Brad Woodhouse

    Former DNC communications director

  • Amb. John Bolton

    Former US ambassador to the UN; Fox News contributor

  • Tucker Carlson

    Editor, The Daily Caller; co-host, "Fox & Friends"

  • Boris Epshteyn

    Senior adviser, Trump 2016

  • Steve Hayes

    Senior Writer, The Weekly Standard; Fox News contributor

  • Alexandra Smith

    College Republican National Committee chair

  • Jessica Tarlov

    Democratic pollster and strategist