"If we had comprehensive immigration reform, this humanitarian crisis would be unnecessary."
"This is definitional for who we are as Americans. For once, we should just do the right thing, regardless of the politics."
Less than $3.7 billion
"There will need to be a compromise down to get it passed."
Q: How much money should Congress approve to address the unaccompanied-minor crisis at the border?
REPUBLICANS (82 VOTES)
More than $3.7 billion: 5%
The $3.7 billion President Obama requested: 15%
Less than $3.7 billion: 70%
More than $3.7 billion
"Should spend more than $3.7 billion and deal with the crisis that caused this problem."
"Secure the border."
The $3.7 billion President Obama requested
"By doing the exact amount requested, they remove Obama's latest excuse. It will also help clarify that this is happening in large part because of Obama's policies and the expectations he's created."
"Fund the full request with parameters and clear metrics."
Less than $3.7 billion
"No more blank checks for this president will pass in Congress."
"Every day this crisis continues, every day the president looks less like a leader and more like a whiner. Giving him something but less than he wants will just keep up this cycle."
"It is not a money issue."
"None at this time until we understand the administration's strategy and objectives."
"It's a pointless request since there is no plan to deal with this disaster. Whatever is approved will briefly oil the bureaucracy, with no positive impact."
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