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Obama: Congress Can Act Now To Fix Border Crisis

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July 10, 2014 AT 5:43 AM
Sitting down with one of his harshest critics, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was open to all of Gov. Rick Perry's suggestions for addressing the wave of unaccompanied minors coming over the border from Mexico, urging Congress to approve his request for more funding so that those and other ideas can be put in place. Obama said he was willing to consider dispatching National Guard troops to the border, as Perry suggested, but warned it would only be a temporary solution. He said that if Perry and Republicans want the problem to be fixed in the longer term, they should press Congress to move quickly to fund his request.