Obama calls spike in unaccompanied children crossing US border 'urgent humanitarian situation'

  • by: ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 2, 2014 - 8:00 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday described a surge in unaccompanied immigrant children caught trying to cross the Mexican border as an "urgent humanitarian situation," as the White House asked Congress for an extra $1.4 billion in federal money to cope. Obama said the U.S. will temporarily house the children at two military bases.

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