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GOP Kill Bill


In the House of Representatives, where Speaker John Boehner and his lieutenants have for years struggled to contain a restive caucus of conservative backbenchers, the bill would have provided $659m (£391m) for additional border security, costs associated with the housing, detention, processing and repatriation of the children, hiring of temporary immigration judges to speed judicial processing and more. … But it proved too much for a group of conservatives led by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who crossed from the other side of Capitol building to rally conservative opposition to the House bill. … Mr. Cruz and many conservatives demand Mr. Obama rescind a 2012 order allowing some undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children to avoid deportation and live and work legally in the US.

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