A $ 4.5 million bill aimed at providing more funds for migrant families held at the US-Mexico border is a challenge for the Democratic House chairman Nancy Pelosi's hold on her party as her liberal a faction argues that the bill does not go far enough while the moderates worry that the pursuit of perfection will lead to inaction at the border.
The calls for more funds at the border come amid reports that children detained in the United States from Mexico are behaving in harsh conditions. Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Human Resources Alex Azar told Fox News on Monday that the situation on the US-Mexico border is severe. Azar said that health care shelters have capacity and the budget is not there to increase it if Congress does not work.
Chief Operating Officer of Customs and Border Protection John Sanders told the Associated Press that border patrol stations hold 1
Asked before the meeting of his fears that the aspirations of the Democrats towards perfection could lead to inaction at the border , Rep. Alexandria Occasio-Cortez, DN.Y., called it a "delicate situation." Then she seems to have left the door open with the words: "My main goal is to protect the children from death" before calling for the Humanitarian Bill "Short-term" measure. "
But others have not shuffled in. Representative Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Said after the meeting:" We can not continue to throw money into an incomplete system, but we do not just want to make simple changes to this bill. to go back to the drawing and really get on with this humanitarian issue. "
The White House blames MPs in a letter that was trying to erode earlier Monday, his efforts at the border, claiming that the Chamber's package provided enough money to tighten border or money security for the proposed Border Wall of Trump.
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Congress plans to leave Washington for a few days for a weekly interruption from July 4. While MPs do not want to retire without acting the law, for fear of being accused of not responding to the humanitarian problems at the border, seems unlikely that Congress will have time to send a compromise between the Court of Auditors and Trump until the end of the week. Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report.