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Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

7 months ago Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:14:42 AM CDT July 30, 2014 Wednesday, July 30 2014 Jul 30, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.

Senators voted 63-33 Wednesday to advance the $3.5 billion emergency spending bill over a procedural hurdle.

But with Congress adjourning for the summer within days and Republicans opposed, there was little expectation that the legislation would ultimately prevail.

The bill includes $2.7 billion for more immigration judges, detention facilities and other measures to deal with the tens and thousands of youths who've been arriving illegally in South Texas without their parents.

Republicans say it's a blank check and they're demanding policy changes that would send the migrants back home more quickly.

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