DC Decoder Child migrant crisis: why Congress is getting nowhere on solving it

Americans are puzzled why lawmakers can't come to terms on what the public sees as a crisis. But the politics are tough and the issue has morphed into a debate about immigration.

By , Staff writer

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It looks like Congress will leave for its five-week August recess without addressing the child-migrant crisis on America’s southern border.