Turner said he thinks the bill, backed by Speaker Paul Ryan, will get through the House.
“This affects people’s lives and we need to address this based on what’s good for America, what’s good for families, what’s good for people who seek the American dream,” Turner said.
Turner’s Democratic opponent in this fall’s election, Theresa Gasper, said Turner and other Republicans should tell President Donald Trump to take action.
“Mike Turner’s double-speak on this issue shows his lack of courage. The crisis at our southern border is a humanitarian issue, in need of compassionate solutions, especially because children have been subject to trauma and are vulnerable to abuse. Blatantly playing partisan politics is unacceptable.”