The American's with Charlie LeDuff: Immigration across the Rio Grande

An onslaught of immigrants are at the southern border. Washington's fighting over it and American taxpayers are paying for it. The families and tens of thousands of kids are left in limbo.

What do you do with them?

Charlie LeDuff is just back from the banks of the Rio Grande to show us the scope of a very serious situation. 

We're talking about 100,000 women and children coming up from central America and nobody knows what to do with them, so we're letting them go. Why? The answer's pretty simple: Washington, D.C.

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We haven't seen a wave of women and children like this since 2001 when LeDuff crossed the border with the Mexican cartel. You've got it find it outrageous that 12 years after 9/11 and hundreds of billions of dollars later in homeland security spending, we're right back where we started.

Play the Daily Minute bonus video to see just how easy it is to get a knife on a plane.

Scroll through the photo gallery in this story to get a closer look at what life is like in McAllen, Texas.