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Obama defends immigration policy, meets with Texas governor
Obama defends immigration policy, meets with Texas governor

President Obama faced sharp criticism for his immigration policies here Wednesday even as the White House stepped up efforts to cope with the tens of thousands of children and teens from Central America who have poured into Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. Obama insisted he is “intimately aware of” the problems on the Southwest border, telling a news conference that his administration has assigned more Border Patrol agents and deployed more surveillance than ever before to stop illegal immigration, and that it deports almost 400,000 people each year. Pressed to explain why he isn’t visiting Border Patrol stations or detention facilities during his two-day visit to Texas, he said that Homeland...

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