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Today on the show, we start with a look at whether the House GOP will be able to pass migrant crisis legislation before August recess. Then, why aren't Nicaraguans migrating to the U.S.? Plus, you can now add whooping cough vaccination to your back-to-school list, frustrated, a young immigrant returns to Mexico, Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries on his meeting with President Obama and much more.
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