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Battle lines harden in Congress over immigration crisis
Battle lines harden in Congress over immigration crisis

Battle lines hardened Thursday in Congress over how best to address the crisis of children on the border, as Democrats pushed back against efforts by Republicans — and the administration — to more quickly turn the youngsters back to their home countries. Congressional leaders from both parties vowed to swiftly bring a proposal to a vote, but the White House's $3.7-billion request for emergency resources has unleashed several counter-proposals — and plenty of blame. Common ground, though, was emerging between the administration and the GOP over the idea of changing a 2008 law to give Border Patrol offices more authority to turn back the children and more quickly...

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