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June 23, 2014

White House acts to ease legal crunch at border

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Republicans, who have criticized Obama in recent days for stoking the influx, remained skeptical Friday that the administration would follow through on promises to more swiftly enforce immigration laws and curtail the flow of vulnerable migrants.

“This humanitarian crisis is one of the president’s own making. After years of ignoring the law and sending a very dangerous message to Central American families, the administration is finally taking small steps to address this enormous problem,” Texas Republican and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn said. “It remains to be seen if the president will follow through.”

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(Hennessy-Fiske and Carcamo write for the Los Angeles Times and Bennett for the Tribune Washington Bureau. Times staff writers Richard Simon in Washington and Tracy Wilkinson in Mexico City contributed to this report.)

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