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US to 'stem tide' of child migrants

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (L) speaks during a House Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill, June 24, 2014 in Washington, DCUS authorities are increasing deportations of illegal migrants along the US border, as a top Obama administration official defended the White House’s handling of a flood of undocumented children. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told NBC television’s “Meet the Press” that officials have reduced the “turnaround times” for migrants illegally entering the country along the Mexican border. “I believe we’re going to stem this tide,” said Johnson, who added that President Barack Obama’s administration is also intensifying efforts to discourage migrants, including thousands of unaccompanied children, from making the dangerous and difficult overland journey to the United States. There is a deportation proceeding that has commenced against illegal migrants — including children,” the domestic security chief said.

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