According to ABC News, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have jumped on President Obama for not visiting the border where hundreds of immigrant minors are overwhelming border patrol agents.

The border patrol facilities are overcrowded with minors trying to get into the U.S., some have scabies and H1N1

Below are a selection of images and video from border towns like Brownsville and McAllen that ABC News has compiled, and other areas that offer a glimpse of the crisis and what the president might see.

Click here to see the video and photos from ABC News