Obama shifts resources to US border

BBC News 30 June 2014:

President Barack Obama has directed immigration resources towards the US border with Mexico.

The US president announced he will use his own powers to “fix as much of our broken immigration system as we can”.

The move comes as Republicans told Mr Obama a sweeping immigration bill passed by the Senate last year will not see a vote in the House this year.

The US has seen a sharp increase in number of children trying to cross illegally into the US.

From October 2013 to 15 June, 52,000 unaccompanied children arrived on the US border with Mexico, according to the US Homeland Security department.

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