Obama to seek $2 billion from Congress to tackle child migrant crisis

How about cutting $500 Billion from that bloated Military and Agency budget instead?

Too little too late. How about reducing military adventures or country interference.



A child deported from Mexico walks toward his mother outside the Honduran Center for Returned Migrants in San Pedro Sula, Honduras June 20, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Jorge Cabrera

Reuters
By Steve Holland
29 June 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children from Central America flooding into the United States along its southern border.

Obama will make the request for emergency funding in a letter on Monday, asking Congress to act when it returns from a holiday recess on July 7, a White House official said on Sunday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Central America this week for a visit that will include the inauguration of Panama's new president on July 1 and that is expected to include meetings on the crisis with Central American leaders.

In addition, Obama will seek greater authority for U.S. immigration officials to speed up the deportation of children caught crossing from countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the official said.

The request will mark a major step in Obama's attempt to gain control of a chaotic scene on the U.S. border with Mexico where tens of thousands of children have crossed without their parents, straining resources and creating a political and humanitarian crisis.

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