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Obama seeks funds to stop illegal border crossings, expedite deportations




Antonio (back to the camera), a teenager deported from the United States, is interviewed at the attention module for repatriated migrant children on June 9, 2014 in Tijuana, Mexico. According to the US border patrol, between last October 1 and May 31, 47.017 minors who entered the country illegally without the company of an adult were identified, almost doubling the number registered in 2013.
Antonio (back to the camera), a teenager deported from the United States, is interviewed at the attention module for repatriated migrant children on June 9, 2014 in Tijuana, Mexico. According to the US border patrol, between last October 1 and May 31, 47.017 minors who entered the country illegally without the company of an adult were identified, almost doubling the number registered in 2013.
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President Obama is asking Congress today for authority to speed up the deportation of thousands of migrant children illegally crossing into the U.S.

The president is also requesting $2 billion in emergency funding to help authorities deal with the the sudden increase. It's predicted up to 60,000 children will enter by the end of this year, many of them fleeing violence in Central American countries like Guatemala and Honduras.

DC-based L.A. Times reporter Brian Bennett joins Take Two to explain what the administration is asking for and what could potentially happen to these kids.