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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The politics of the US immigration problem and the administration's request for emergency funding to handle the border crisis introduced.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Michelle Kosinski) The legal process for dealing with the crisis of children coming from Central America with a backlog of claims being processed and the elements of the funding request that includes money for border security discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST†- says the immigrant children will likely not qualify for humanitarian relief and will be returned.

(Dallas: Ed Lavandera) The issue of immigrant children in limbo examined; details given about the 2008 law that prohibits a quick deportation of children. [Catholic Charities of Dallas attorney Jaime TREVINO†- says the hearings process can be long.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Dan Restrepo and CNN's David Gergen about the immigration issue. [RESTREPO - explains the policy and political reasons for the keeping the law; comments on the role for the US in dealing with problems in Central American countries.] [GERGEN - says President Obama is walking a fine line on protecting the border and being compassionate; notes the other problem is the violence in three Central American countries.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Kosinski, Michelle;
Lavandera, Ed
Duration:
00:13:00

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