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Illegal arrivals begin deportations process today

Updated: Monday, July 14 2014, 05:52 PM CDT
Deportations begin this week.
The Department of Homeland Security says illegal arrivals to the United States are mostly going back.
   
Efforts to address the wider immigration crisis, though, may have run into political gridlock.
The process of repatriation starts for hundreds of people at the federal law enforcement training center in New Mexico.

The families here are being sent home, as the Obama administration tries to send a message.

"At the end of the day, our border is not open to illegal migration."
But it has been the influx of unaccompanied children -- 57,000 of them over the last nine months  that has highlighted this crisis.

"The best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin and their families."

"As soon as they see their money is not effective in getting their kids to this country, it will stop and not before."

Both democrats and republicans have acknowledged it as a humanitarian crisis: The conditions these kids are fleeing...

"Organized crime, despicable gangs, vile human traffickers." And the dangers of the long trek to the United States.

The president's request for 3.7 billion dollars in emergency funds to deal with the influx has stalled in the republican-led house.

"House republicans won't even call the bill. They won't even take a vote on a bill."
Some republicans have called for a change to a 2008 immigration law, which they say will slow the flow of unaccompanied minors migrating to the United States.

"The president wants 3.7-billion. If this keeps up, he'll ask for another 3.7-billion, next year. It's got to come to a halt."

Illegal arrivals begin deportations process today


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