The Obama administration is asking Congress for more than $2 billion to help deal with the surge of migrants over the U.S.-Mexico border.
As the number of young Central Americans crossing the border has increased, the official procedure of giving each migrant an immigration hearing has become backlogged. Some of the money would go toward additional immigration judges and temporary housing.
NPR’s Scott Horsley discusses this effort to speed up the process of deportation with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.
- Scott Horsley, White House correspondent for NPR.
This segment aired on July 8, 2014.