House passes $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help alleviate crisis at the southern U.S. Border. Tuesday’s 230-195 vote sets up a showdown with the Republican-led Senate as some Democrats said the veto threat from the White House was nothing more than a bluff and that they could use the House bill to negotiate additions, coming to a compromise that would appease both chambers. Ref. USAToday.
Are we to blame as much as the parents for sending these children to the border? Many have died crossing the Mexican desert trying to get to the border its all just so wrong.
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US must release migrant children from family detention centers during the coronavirus pandemic, federal judge rules. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee’s order on Friday applies to children held for more than 20 days at three family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Some have been detained since last year. Ref. USAToday.