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Barbara A. Mikulski
U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget
U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget

Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency funds  to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators Thursday. At the same time, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urged Johnson to use a provision of a 2008 law that gives the government flexibility in how to handle children at the border in “exceptional circumstances.” The arrival at the border of tens of thousands of children and teenagers over the last few months has created a political crisis for the administration, which officials have scrambled to contain. The crisis has sapped the...

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