House GOP prepares response to border crisis - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

House GOP prepares response to border crisis

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON - House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis on the border. 

The recommendations from a working group created by House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) could come as early as Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday, according to the group's leader, Congresswoman Kay Granger of Texas. 

At the same time Republicans are working to significantly pare down President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, hoping to act within weeks on a smaller spending bill along with a package of policy changes. 

The action comes as lawmakers say Congress must swiftly act to deal with tens of thousands of unaccompanied youths from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala arriving at the border. 

Source: Erica Werner, Associated Press

Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.