What You Need to Know About the Border Crisis

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Let's Make a Deal

Despite initial concerns, GOP lawmakers seem more willing to consider the request, but with conditions. They include speedier deportations and a change to the 2008 law that requires court hearings for migrant children who cross the border into the U.S. so that children from Central America are treated like kids from Mexico and Canada and returned home quickly unless they can prove they are qualified for asylum. "Let them have their face-saver," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. "But let us have the resources to do what we have to do."

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