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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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July 7th, 2014
04:44 PM ET

Amid immigration crisis, Obama skips the border on trip to Texas

Washington (CNN) – It's a humanitarian crisis on American soil. But not one the President seems to think he needs to see with his own eyes.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors have fled Central America since October, many of them crossing the border alone, only to end up packed into over-flowing processing facilities.

And while the White House is trying to work with Central American countries to stop the influx, Obama himself is not scheduled to visit any border facilities, despite the fact that he'll actually be in Texas on Wednesday.

CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

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