WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans want to send National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.
The recommendations Wednesday from a working group established by the Republican leader of the House, Speaker John Boehner , put the chamber on a collision course with the Democrat-controlled Senate.
A Senate bill would spend $2.7 billion to address the border crisis but does not include any of the policy changes embraced by the House Republicans.
Congresswoman Kay Granger, who led Boehner's working group, says that amending current law to allow speedier return of the Central American youths can be done while ensuring proper protections of the unaccompanied minors. Democrats say it would put the children at risk by sending them back to brutal gangs.
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