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Senate Dems Trim $1 Billion From Obama Border Plan

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By KMVT News

(CNN) - Prospects don't look good for congress to pass an immigration deal before the summer recess.

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have created a huge backlog in immigration courts.
Legislation to deal with the influx of illegal border crossings hasn't gotten very far.

Republican congressional leaders complain the president won't engage them; and the top senate democrat dismisses their proposals as "crazy.”
Many conservatives in the house oppose the president's $3.7 billion funding request as too expensive.

Democrats in the house support the cash but are against changes to the border policy House Republicans plan to add to the legislation.


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