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Amid border crisis debate, many new immigrants land in D.C. area
Amid border crisis debate, many new immigrants land in D.C. area

Virginia is more than 1,500 miles from the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, epicenter of the border crisis. And it is the home state of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated by a tea party novice who attacked the former House majority leader for being open to "amnesty" for at least some immigrants in the country illegally. But Yesenia, 16, and her brother, Herson, 12, are here. Junior, 14, is in Virginia too. So is Claudia, 13. The Washington, D.C., region is drawing a number of the children caught illegally crossing the border because it is home to an estimated 165,000 Salvadoran immigrants, the nation's second-largest population after the Los Angeles area's...

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