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Democrats Block Emergency Funding for Border Crisis

Democratic Senator Pat Leahy bluntly told GOP Senators that Democrats are blocking $4.5 billion needed to manage the Central American migration emergency until Republicans submit to their pro-migration demands. “We’re willing to put [up] the money,” the Vermont Senator said at the June 11 hearing at the Senate’s judiciary committee. But, he added:  Now whether a supplemental gets done is up to the administration. If they continue to block bipartisan legislation, nothing happens. I hope the Republicans will finally realize we have to do this, Republicans and Democrats, together ……

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Watch Live – Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Migration Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Chairman Lindsey Graham’s draft bill to reform the catch-and-release rules at the U.S. border. The hearing will begin at 10:00 p.m. Eastern and will feature Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. Graham’s bill, titled “The Secure and Protect Act,” is an important set of fixes, say immigration experts. It would allow border agencies to keep migrants in detention while their asylum claims are weighed, would allow so-called “Unaccompanied Alien Children” to be sent home, and tighter screening…

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Democrats Slam Donald Trump’s Mexico Deal for Failing and Succeeding

Democrats are slamming President Donald Trump’s deal with Mexico for failing to do anything new — but also for imposing new curbs on migration and sidelining Democrats’ immigration agenda. The contradictory Democrats, however, are united in their opposition to Trump’s Mexico deal, which may deny Democrats political leverage in 2019 and an election argument in 2020. “I think the president has completely overblown what he reports to have achieved. These are agreements that Mexico had already made, in some cases months ago,” said Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke. “They might have…

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