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CNN's Miguel Marquez explains the difference between those immigrating to the US and those seeking refuge.
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Obama to ask for more than $2 billion in emergency funds to stem immigration influx

Obama to ask for more than $2 billion in emergency funds to stem immigration influx | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The Obama administration, in a dramatic escalation of its border-control strategy, will seek
more than $2 billion in emergency funds to help stem an influx of Central American women and children entering the country illegally, as well as new measures to more quickly deport those already here, the White House confirmed Saturday.


President Obama intends to notify Congress of his request on Monday, and the administration will ask lawmakers to modify existing statutes to make it easier to return unaccompanied children to their home countries, an administration official said. The administration’s plans were first reported Saturday by the New York Times.


More than 52,000 unaccompanied children and 39,000 women with children have been apprehended on the border this year, officials said, a large increase over previous years. The surge, mostly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, has caught the administration off guard and spurred Obama to order a multi-agency response to the crisis.


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These children are fleeing for their life and now the U.S. is not going to give them asylum but instead send them back into harms way? 


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