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Border Crisis Puts Spotlight on 2008 Immigration Law

Many of the thousands of migrant children crossing into the U.S. are not being turned away immediately because of a 2008 law — signed by President George W. Bush and passed with bipartisan support — requiring that they get an immigration hearing.

A detainee sleeps in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, i…

Many of the thousands of migrant children crossing into the U.S. are not being turned away immediately because of a 2008 law — signed by President George W. Bush and passed with bipartisan support — requiring that they get an immigration hearing.

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