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Texas governor calls for sending migrant children back quickly
Texas governor calls for sending migrant children back quickly

Gov. Rick Perry told U.S. House committee members meeting in this border town Thursday that the most humanitarian response to tens of thousands of children from Central America surging across the border was to send them back as quickly as possible. The Republican governor also criticized the federal government, calling for more resources, including National Guard and more Border Patrol agents, to saturate the Rio Grande Valley and act as a deterrent. "Some may think that allowing them to stay is a more humane option. I assure you, it is not," Perry told the House Homeland Security Committee, whose members were gathered in an auditorium at South Texas College in McAllen....

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