WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to quickly approve increased funding to deal with the crisis of immigrant children flooding across the border, as Republicans dig in their heels to demand he change his policies instead.
“The problem here is not a major disagreement around the actions that could be helpful in dealing with the problem,” Obama said in Texas after a meeting with Gov. Rick Perry (R) and others. “The challenge is, is Congress prepared to act to put the resources in place to get this done? … Are folks more interested in politics, or are they more interested in solving the problem?”
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