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In immigration news: Protests, funding for the border crisis, new GOP demands



A young girl waits for her family in Honduras July 2, 2014, after being deported from the US. Some Republican lawmakers want to change immigration law to make it as easy to deport children from Central America as those from contiguous countries.
A young girl waits for her family in Honduras July 2, 2014, after being deported from the US. Some Republican lawmakers want to change immigration law to make it as easy to deport children from Central America as those from contiguous countries.
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As Immigration Crisis Grows, A Protest Movement Gains Steam - NPR Several hundred anti-illegal immigration protests will take place throughout the country Friday and Saturday. They're being fueled by the federal governments efforts to temporarily house the tens of thousands of migrant children who've traveled without their parents to the U.S. Critics of housing the children have said they are bringing disease, and argue that the country should be taking care of homegrown problems.

Parties' differences dim hopes for speedy funding of immigration steps - Dallas Morning News  Republicans are resisting President Obama's $3.7 billion plan to deal with unaccompanied children at the border. There are just a couple weeks left before Congress breaks for five weeks. House Speaker John Boehner on passing something before Aug. 1: “I would certainly hope so, but I don’t have as much optimism as I would like to have.”   

In immigration battle, Republicans step up border demands - CBS News As Pres. Obama awaits a Congressional responses to his funding request, "a handful of Republicans" are making certain demands on the administration. Several proposals aim to change a 2008 trafficking law that's made it harder to deport children from non-contiguous countries than Mexico and Canada.  Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon's legislation, for example, would speed up deportations for children from any country.  Democrats are opposed to changing the trafficking law. 

Denver applies to shelter immigrant children - Associated Press The federal government's efforts to house unaccompanied migrant children temporarily across the country has run into opposition in border states such as California and Arizona. But other places, such as Denver, are seeking a three-year federal grant to pay for housing the children.