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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan appeared before a Senate subcommittee after reports emerged about the White House asking Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funding for security along the southwest border.
The Associated Press reported yesterday that it had viewed a summary of the White House’s request that included more than $3 billion for humanitarian aid that would bolster the government’s ability to shelter unaccompanied migrant children.
The PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.
Joshua Barajas is a senior editor for the PBS NewsHour's Communities Initiative. He also the senior editor and manager of newsletters.
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