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Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies
Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies

The number of unaccompanied children apprehended by federal agents last month at the nation’s Southwest border was down by 40% compared with last October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The announcement comes as the nation prepares for a renewed battle over immigration issues. President Obama has said he will issue an executive order changing some immigration policies. Among the proposals being considered is action that would protect more than 5 million undocumented workers from deportation. Republicans have vowed to fight the president, arguing that an executive order would poison relations with the new Congress. Over the summer, the swell of children and their...

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