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House OKs bill to address border crisis

August 2, 2014
By ERICA WERNER , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.

 
 
 

 

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