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Senate Committee OKs $4.6 billion in humanitarian aid for migrants in crisis

nearvideo Guatemalan migrants, vows to keep trying to reach the US-border to Mexico, ramps up pressure

Mexico provided to prevent its national guard to the border to Guatemala, migrants-reports, amid pressure from the United States; William La Jeunesse.

A Senate panel has been its approval on Wednesday by President Trump’s $4.6 billion request for funding to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border — but only after the funding for a wall drawn to democratic consent.

The Senate appropriations Committee approved the bill in a 30-1 vote, sending it to the Senate for a vote next week.

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The bill contains $ 2.9 billion for the care of unaccompanied minors across the border and a further $1.3 billion for support for adult asylum-seekers and migrants.

The Washington Examiner reported that it is also $ 1.1 billion for Customs and Border Protection “improvement of the conditions of the border entry points” and “Transport, medical care and items such as clothing, baby food and other essential items.” It also includes $65 million for new immigration judge and to inform the migrants about the legal process.

But the agreement, which came to the Committee only after President Richard Shelby, R-Ala., agreed to drop requests for additional detention beds and the provision that the blocks of money will be diverted to a wall on the border.

“We remain on humanitarian aid,” said Shelby, describes his pitch to fellow lawmakers. “We stay out of the poison pills.”

The agreement is a response to the Trump-government the urgent request for more funds in increasing numbers of migrants flooding across the border, many of them come as a family and, therefore, difficult housing and removals.

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Trump announced this month that he had secured a deal with Mexico that would be candidates for the U.S. to expand its policy of the return of the asylum, to Mexico, while claims are processed, instead of the applicant published in the United States

The Democratically controlled house has released the text of his bill, but the Republican sources told Fox News that a number of “radical” rider attached by Democrats, would nullify the law, immigration and protection of illegal immigrants, the sponsor child of migrants.

Democrats on the Committee, acknowledged to Fox News that it “has actively contributed to discussions on a supplemental appropriations bill to address the humanitarian crisis, President Trump to the limit”, but wiped out the GOP claims that it would support such proposals, child smuggling, as “absurd.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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