Migrant aid bill is reportedly cutting the Democrats in two

Migrant aid bill is reportedly cutting the Democrats in two
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[Ed. – It’s the bill referred to in this post.]

A $4.5 billion migrant aid bill is making a Democratic House divided against itself.

The legislation, expected to be up for a vote Tuesday, is designed to provide humanitarian care for the overload of migrants who continue to cross the border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports the bill while more liberal and very vocal House Democrats are opposing it, The New York Times reported Monday.

Critics of the bill say that any funds approved by Congress will be used by the Trump administration to continue its policy of detention and deportation.

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The debate has focused on the fate of hundreds of migrant children who were moved from a Clint, Texas border patrol center because there was insufficient soap, toothbrushes and food to meet their needs. Reports circulated of infants and toddlers not receiving adequate care while living in very poor conditions.

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