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GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home
GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home

The White House request for $3.7 billion to handle the crisis at the southern border has found little support in Congress, touching off what could be a lengthy negotiation to find a compromise. Republicans said Wednesday they would not approve the money unless Democrats agreed to amend current law to ensure that most of the Central American children and teenagers who have arrived at the border in recent months are swiftly returned to their home countries -- as the White House proposed more than a week ago. "Nobody's going to be keen to appropriate that money unless we get a change in the law," said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), echoing the concerns of many Republican senators, who discussed...

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