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Do We Have to Choose Between Helping Kids in Central America or Chicago?

Can the U.S. government walk and chew gum at the same time? That’s a question some are asking.

After President Obama asked for $3.7 billion to address the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, many are wondering if that money would be spent better elsewhere.

Keli Goff, columnist for The Root, argued that it’s “frustrating that some expect the president to expend his limited capital helping children who are not his responsibility at the expense of children who are.”

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez discussed Goff’s column with the author herself.

Credit: Andrea Torres, Bianca Perez and Sanah Faroke

Do We Have to Choose Between Helping Kids in Central America or Chicago?

Can the U.S. government walk and chew gum at the same time? That’s a question some are asking.

After President Obama asked for $3.7 billion to address the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, many are wondering if that money would be spent better elsewhere.

Keli Goff, columnist for The Root, argued that it’s “frustrating that some expect the president to expend his limited capital helping children who are not his responsibility at the expense of children who are.”

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez discussed Goff’s column with the author herself.

Credit: Andrea Torres, Bianca Perez and Sanah Faroke

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