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DesJarlais: Girl who asked about undocumented dad needed to hear the truth

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(News Sentinel) - U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said today he was just being honest when he told the 11-year-old daughter of an undocumented immigrant that he would not help her father stay in the United States.

"I felt I owed Ms. Molina an honest answer to her question," the Jasper Republican said, referring to young Josie Molina.

DesJarlais' exchange with the young girl at a town hall meeting last week in Rutherford County was videotaped and has been distributed widely on the Internet.

The video shows Josie asking DesJarlais what he can do to help so her father "can stay with me."

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