House Passes GOP Border Funding Bill

AP

House Republicans passed legislation on Friday night to spend $694 million to address the child migrant crisis on the southern border and toughen up border laws so as to ensure unaccompanied minors coming from all countries can be quickly sent home.

The vote was 223-189. Four Republicans voted no, and one Democrat voted yes.

Democrats mostly voted against the bill because they opposed its revisions to a 2008 anti-trafficking law.

The vote triggers another vote on a separate bill to reverse the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and stop the executive branch from granting work permits to anyone in the U.S. illegally.

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