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Republicans blame Obama policies for immigration crisis on border
Republicans blame Obama policies for immigration crisis on border

Republicans are challenging the president's characterization of the surge in young immigrants from Central America across the southern border as an unforeseen crisis, accusing his administration of contributing to the influx and demanding that he deploy National Guard troops and other resources to secure the border. Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called the flood of unaccompanied minors across the U.S.-Mexico border a "failure of diplomacy." "I've known about this for two years. The president has known about this," Perry said during a briefing in Washington. Since October, 47,000 children have been caught crossing the southern border alone, a more than 90% increase from last year,...

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