The first 130 American troops in uniform are setting up shop in Iraq, part of the up to 300 personnel President Obama offered to advise and assist Iraq’s military commanders. The White House says the US forces will have the same legal and diplomatic protections that embassy personnel have. The White House continues to blame criminal gangs, not Obama’s policy, for the flood of Central American children being smuggled in illegally across the US southern border. The White House says it is now starting a public education campaign in Spanish in the region to convince Latin American parents their children will never be given legal status and will eventually be deported home.
ABC News correspondent Ann Compton joins the program.
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