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Obama tries to handle new immigration influx

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Children from Central America continue to flood across the southern border and into crowded facilities. (Source: NBC) Children from Central America continue to flood across the southern border and into crowded facilities. (Source: NBC)

WASHINGTON, DC  (NBC) - One day after he declared immigration reform dead, President Barack Obama ran into the realities of trying to fix, on his own, a system flooded by the new wave of children arriving at the U.S. and Mexico border.

Every day, more come. On Tuesday, children from Central America, some with adults, arrived in San Diego, CA. They had journeyed across Mexico to the border near McAllen, TX, told they'd get easy access to the United States and a new life.

Instead they will go to ever-more overcrowded detention centers.

Obama is asking Congress for $2 billion for more immigration judges, more detention facilities and an OK for more deportations. But he says anything he does using executive orders won't be enough to fix the broken immigration system that House Republicans refuse to address.

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