White House requests $3.7B for border crisis

|By:, SA News Editor

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7B in emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American minors illegally crossing the southern border. GOP leaders say they are unwilling to give the administration a "blank check" without more detailed plans to guarantee the money will help curb the crisis at the border.

Tensions have already been rising in Washington after the president announced he would take executive actions to reform border-control laws on his own.

The aid request aims to create more detention centers, add immigration judges, and increase border patrols and air surveillance.

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