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Lawmakers say Obama can fix immigrant crisis without waiting for Congress to act
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, July 13, 2014 1:21 PM EDT
Two key lawmakers say President Barack Obama can alleviate a growing humanitarian crisis involving tens of thousands of child immigrants without waiting for Congress to act.
The law requires immigration judges to decide the fate of young border crossers from countries that don't border the United States. The Obama administration has expressed some interest in changing the law.
Feinstein wrote the legislation at issue, while Rogers is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
More than 57,000 children, mostly from Central America, have crossed the border with Mexico since Oct. 1.