WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– Republican lawmakers called President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion plan to deal with the illegal immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border a 'blank check' proposal and requested the White House to send National Guard troops to secure the border.
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