Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

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Updated: 7/08/2014 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.8 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America. The figure also includes extra money for fighting wildfires in the West.
The White House says the money would help increase the detention, care and transportation of unaccompanied children. It says the money would increase the capacity of immigration courts, increase prosecution of smuggling networks and help Central American countries repatriate border crossers sent back from the United States.
The request for money did not include proposals for legislative changes that the White House wants. White House officials said Tuesday they still intend to work with Congress to increase the administration's authority to deport minor border crossers.
About $625 million of the emergency spending request would go to fight wildfires in Western states.

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Blake - 7/8/2014 10:09 AM
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We need to fully call up the military with ATTACK Helicopters to shoot at any drug runners who start shooting at our border patrol. Also we need to place soldiers ALL along the southern border, Yes it might take 250,00 plus men and women, we are allowing an invasion to occur unhindered right now! Has anyone considered how to ensure these minor children are not becoming sex slaves, since there is no checking of the adults who pick these minors up to ensure they are relatives.

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