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With recess looming, will House GOP pass plan to mitigate border crisis?




From left, President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina, US President Barack Obama and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez sit after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 25, 2014 in Washington to discuss the number of immigrants, specifically children, leaving the Central American region for other countries including the United States.
From left, President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina, US President Barack Obama and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez sit after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 25, 2014 in Washington to discuss the number of immigrants, specifically children, leaving the Central American region for other countries including the United States.
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Congress is wrapping up business before members leave for the August recess on Friday.

Among the items on the agenda is legislation to deal with the surge of children crossing the U.S.- Mexico border. President Obama earlier proposed an almost $4 billion package to deal with the more than 57,000 migrants coming into the country from Central America in recent months.

House Republicans are looking to slim that proposal down.

Josh Gerstein, senior White House reporter for POLITICO, joins the show to explain.