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Two female detainees sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Nogales Placement C
Two refugee girls sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Here's how far to the right House Republicans have moved on immigration issues: Not only are they proposing legislation to accelerate the deportation of refugee children fleeing Central America, they are trying to woo support hardliners—who fear Senate Democrats will magically turn the plan into something humane—by pledging not to do anything Democrats want and also by...

...spreading the word that members might vote on a bill that would roll back an Obama administration program that shields many young undocumented immigrants from deportations — though it’s unclear when that vote would occur.
Keep in mind that the House's bill is a bill designed to accelerate deportations of refugee children. In the words of Rep. Kay Granger, who drafted the plan, its goal is to "send the children back as quick as we can." And that means that in order to get votes on a bill aimed at deporting more kids, House Republican leadership's idea of negotiation is to offer to deport even more kids.

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