What You Need to Know About the Border Crisis

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  • Barack Obama
  • John Boehner
  • Jeh Johnson
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  • Sheila Jackson Lee
  • John Boehner
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  • What's the Big Deal?
  • Why the Surge?
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry
  • What Happens Once the Immigrants Cross the Border?
  • President Obama
  • Clogged Courts

Congressional Reluctance

Republican lawmakers have balked at the $3.7 billion request. They believe that Obama caused the crisis and cannot be trusted to resolve it. "We're not giving the president a blank check," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said, "We want to make sure we actually get the right tools to fix the problem. And that's not what we've seen so far from the president."

(Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo)

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