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Border Surge Overwhelming, Officials Tell Congress

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July 09, 2014 AT 1:34 PM
Senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president's emergency spending request for the crisis that tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond. But as President Barack Obama traveled to Texas, Republican opposition hardened to his $3.7 billion request, leaving any solution unclear.