The White House threatens to veto US$ 4,5 billion bill aimed at treatment of migrant families

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The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure is “designed to hamstring” Trump administration border security efforts.

The warning came as Hispanic and liberal Democrats pressed House leaders to add provisions to the legislation strengthening protections for migrant children, many of whom have been held by U.S. authorities under harsh conditions. Lawmakers leaving a late-night meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said changes in the bill were possible but that leaders still hoped the House would approve the measure as soon as Tuesday.

Via MarketWatch 

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