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House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 29, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

The bill will cost $659 million through the end of this fiscal year, far smaller than the $3.7 billion requested by President Barack Obama and a sharp reduction from the $1.5 billion initially proposed by the House spending committee.

House Speaker John Boehner said the bill would come to a vote Thursday.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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KCSAP says... July 29, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

Needs to included expedited deportation!

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3rdWorldState says... July 29, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.

With some more research I have learned that these children are indeed refugees. We dont deport refugees, especially children. Can you imagine being 8 years old and going across three countries by yourself? Facing the worst kinds of people. And apparently, we created this by shutting off the drug supply line from Columbia. So now these places for which these children flee are over run by the drug cartels.
Turkey, with much less resources than us, takes in hundreds of thousands of refugees. And we, as the self righteous country we are, say they should, and it's the right thing to do. We get 60,000 CHILDREN, and we want to send them back to their hell-scape? Apparently, many have forgotten what our country is based on.
People without compassion...Is there a worse kind of person?

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KCSAP says... July 29, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.

To be a refugee you must be fleeing political persecution, these kids are not that. Here's an idea; why don't you start a national registry of all those that are willing to assume legal, financial, and moral responsibility for these kids. Then we will see who has compassion! Releasing these kids into the cities of America with no way to provide for themselves has a total lack of compassion. And where is their parents compassion sending them up here. Claiming the moral high ground is much more difficult when your the one assuming the responsibility.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... July 29, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

Could anyone see a connection here with the South of the border we have here?
ht tp://ww om/watch?v=xvoLg8KQmXs#t=816

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... July 29, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.

ht tp://dailycaller.c om/2014/07/28/the-public-rejects-obamas-immigration-policies/

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AmericasDoomed says... July 29, 2014 at 2:28 p.m.

Liberals and conservatives will never agree on anything. So, let's split the country up and we'll ship the illegals to the liberal side so you all can feel good about yourselves. I'd be learning Spanish if I were you because they won't try to learn English.

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Packman says... July 29, 2014 at 2:40 p.m.

Hey 3rdWorld - You are full of $hit with your talk of "refugees". And this wasn't created by shutting off some phantom drug supply. The problem was created by BH Obama throwing out the welcome mat to illegal aliens though his words and deeds. To stop the flow of illegals entering the country you must first take away their incentives.
It's important to note that once again BH Obama flip-flopped and lied. He first said he would support legislation to expedite the deportation process for these illegals and now says otherwise. The man simply cannot be trusted. Provide the kids' basic needs and send them back ASAP. Compassion, 3rdWorld? You mean the "compassion" of community organizers in Central America and the United States that encourage these kids to place themselves at the mercy of vile and disgusting "coyotes" who couldn't care less if the kids lived or died, became sick or injured, or robbed and raped on their journey. Is THAT your idea of compassion, 3rdWorld? Moron.

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HotSpringsLawyer says... July 29, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Quote attributed to Stephen Colbert:

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it.”

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