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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate

Immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released last month from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas. Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border.