Texas mayor calls for UN intervention

Mayor of El Paso, Texas, calls for a UN humanitarian intervention to help resolve the US border crisis Read Full Article at RT.com

Texas mayor calls for UN intervention

El Paso’s leader said that the US border crisis is bigger than America’s federal government can resolve alone

The mayor of America’s largest southern border city has called for support from other countries and even the United Nations to help resolve the humanitarian crisis brought on by record flows of illegal migrants into the US.

“We need to work together, regardless of parties, because this is a US – United States – problem...,” El Paso, Texas, Mayor Oscar Leeser said on Wednesday in a CNN interview. “It’s not an El Paso problem, it’s a lot bigger than El Paso. I honestly believe it’s bigger than the United States. We need to work with the UN, to work with other countries to be able to come up with a program that becomes humanitarian for everyone.”

El Paso, which sits across the Rio Grande River from Juarez, Mexico, in the southwestern corner of Texas, has become the epicenter of the US border crisis in recent weeks. Thousands of migrants have crossed into the city from Mexico this month. Last week, a caravan of more than 1,000 migrants streamed into El Paso in just one night.