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August 20, 2018
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Space calls for border crackdown
(WOUB) - Southeast Ohio Congressman Zack Space is calling for tougher enforcement against illegal immigrants coming from Mexico.

The problem presents a "monumental challenge" according to Space, who spoke to W-O-U-B News in a telephone interview this morning from southern Arizona.

Space - a Democrat - was with a group of congressman who traveled to the border yesterday (Sunday.)

This included an evening in the field with Border Patrol agents.

He calls in "a real eye opener".

Space says the current system is "broken"...and "There is no question that we have an illegal immigration crisis of massive proportions.

"We need to get serious", says Space, who also voiced support for putting up more fences on the border.

Congressman Space also is calling for increased penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants, and preventing illegals from receiving taxpayer funded services.

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