Obama requests $3.7 billion to deal with children crossing border illegally

  • by: ERICA WERNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 12:15 PM

WASHINGTON — Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.

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