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Lawmakers press DHS head to stop children crossing the border
Lawmakers press DHS head to stop children crossing the border

  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday he had ordered five dozen additional criminal investigators to Texas to prosecute human smugglers responsible for bringing children across the border illegally. Johnson disclosed the beefed-up federal presence during a sometimes-acrimonious congressional hearing in which Republicans blamed a 2012 decision to slow the deportation of immigrants brought the country illegally as children for sparking a surge in minors crossing the border. House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) told Johnson that the U.S. needs to send a message that "if you come, you...

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