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Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress
Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress

The debate in Congress over how to handle the crisis at the Southwestern border appears certain to become more heated before any resolution is reached. A bipartisan proposal from two Texas lawmakers that would speed up judicial reviews for migrant children, and probably their deportations, met with swift resistance from the top Democrat in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), all but dooming the idea. Also doomed is the White House’s $3.7-billion request for emergency funding, which Republicans say is too big and must include policy changes to stem the flow of 57,000 unaccompanied youths who have been apprehended at the border since October. Finding common ground...

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