(Washington Times / Worthy News)– Senate appropriators on Tuesday added $1 billion to a spending bill to pay for social workers caring for the surge of children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the humanitarian crisis is growing so quickly it's outpacing the government’s ability to handle it.
The money, which will still need to be approved by the full Senate and House, marks the first concrete steps from Congress as both Capitol Hill and the Obama administration try to catch up with the unfolding crisis on the border.
The Border Patrol expects more than 90,000 to have been apprehended by the end of this fiscal year in September and predicts more than 140,000 will be apprehended next year as the problem grows.
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