LIVE VIDEO: President Obama speaks about immigration crisis

Barack Obama // File Photo

Action 4 News is providing a LIVE VIDEO stream of President Barack Obama speak in Dallas about the ongoing immigration crisis in the Rio Grande Valley.

The president visited both Austin and Dallas as part of a series of Democratic Party fundraisers today.

But many political leaders are asking President Obama to visit the Valley to see the ongoing immigration crisis first hand.

Thousands of women and children from Central American have illegally crossed the border of the past few months in hopes being allowed to stay in the United States.

Many are calling the influx a "humanitarian crisis" as many unaccompanied minors are being held in detention centers across the United States. .

President Obama is expected to address the issue during a press conference in Dallas at 6:45 p.m. today.