On Monday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Congressman Randy Neugebauer talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest going on in Washington.

Immigration continues to be a hot topic in Washington, especially with the rise of immigrants trying to claim asylum in the United States rising considerably. Neugebauer said this is just another example of the U.S. being too lax with immigration policies, and it also highlights the need for better border control. He said that nothing will change about immigration if border control is not fixed first.

"We grant asylum to certain people, but I think what's going on here...is someone had coached these folks and told them "If you use these phrases and words, the U.S will grant you asylum. We're just not doing a good job, and I think we're sending a mixed signal to people that you can gain your way into the United States of America instead of earning your way into the United States of America.

Neugebauer also gave his thoughts on the recent developments with NSA "whistle blower" Edward Snowden. He said that, although Snowden is considered a traitor for revealing national secrets, he would still be considered innocent until proven guilty if he were brought back to the United States. Snowden is currently in Russia, having received asylum in Moscow.

Listen to the full interview with Randy Neugebauer here:

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Congressman Randy Neugebauer appears every Monday at 7:35 during Lubbock's First News on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at KFYO.com.