Kids a deluge, panel told

Officials pitch Obama plan for border crisis

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 4:43 a.m.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry greets President Barack Obama as he arrives Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for a meeting with Texas officials on the immigration crisis.

Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president's emergency spending request for the crisis.

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