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U.S. will 'stem the tide' of illegal immigration, official says
U.S. will 'stem the tide' of illegal immigration, official says

The nation's Homeland Security chief vowed Sunday that the Obama administration would "stem the tide" of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have illegally crossed the Southwest border in record numbers in recent months. Immigration officials have cut the turnaround time for processing deportation of adult immigrant detainees from about 33 days to four, and are working to add detention capacity for children and teens who arrive on their own, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. Although U.S. officials need to "do right by the children" who are in custody, "at the end of the day … our border is not open to illegal migration, and we...

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