I will appear tonight on Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor (8:00 EDT) debating what to do about the crisis at the border with the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. I will debate Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who opposes immigration reform and does not want to appropriate money to deal with the crisis. While many conservatives are rightly skeptical about President Obama’s handling of the border crisis, doing nothing is not the solution. U.S. law mandates that unaccompanied minors be processed within 72 hours of being apprehended and either put in detention or released to family or other responsible and willing adults until they can go through deportation proceedings. This is becoming a huge humanitarian crisis and Congress cannot simply sit on its hands while children suffer. The administration’s $3.7 billion request would provide funding for more security at the border, faster processing of minors and others detained and providing adequate shelter for the unprecedented numbers of kids who’ve arrived over the last several months. It would also provide money to advertise in the sending countries to discourage more children from being sent to America in the hopes of being allowed to stay. The long-term solution is a comprehensive immigration bill–but the immediate need is to deal with the crisis at hand.