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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. Rand Paul

    R-Ky.; 2016 GOP presidential candidate

  • Chris Stirewalt

    Fox News digital politics editor

  • Dana Perino

    Co-host, "The Five"

  • Gerri Willis

    Fox Business Network

  • Amb. John Bolton

    Former US ambassador to the UN; Fox News contributor

  • Karl Rove

    Fox News contributor

  • Jonah Goldberg

    Editor-at-large, National Review Online; Fox News contributor

  • Doug Schoen

    Democratic pollster; Fox News contributor

  • Monica Crowley

    Talk radio host; Fox News contributor

  • David Webb

    Talk radio host; Fox News contributor

  • Leslie Marshall

    Syndicated talk radio host; Fox News contributor