Obama Seeks Nearly $4 Billion For Immigration Crisis

Border Security

New York Times - President Obama is requesting almost $4 billion in emergency funding from Congress to deal with an immigration crisis from a wave of children traveling without parents surging across the southern border of the United States, according to a report from The New York Times.

The request, which is almost twice the amount as officials had previously said would be necessary, would increase spending on immigration judges, border patrol agents, new detention facilities and aerial surveillance, the report states.

Approximately half the money would be used to improve care for the children while they were furthered into the deportation process, according to the report.

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