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House passes tougher bill dealing with crisis on US-Mexico border; Obama condemns plan

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    President Barack Obama smiles as he nears the conclusion of a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Democratic leaders, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, as the House tries to deal with legislation on the border crisis, a day after Congress was supposed to go into its August recess. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, and Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y. arrive for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, as the House tries to deal with legislation on the border crisis, a day after Congress was supposed to go into its August recess. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., left, speaks with House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, as the panel met to take the procedural steps to bring a new legislative package to the floor to deal with the influx of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

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    President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

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    President Barack Obama speaks about Congress, foreign policy and immigration, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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    From left, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., an immigration reform activist and member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., prepare to speak on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, as the House Rules Committee met to take the procedural steps to bring a new legislative package to the floor to deal with the influx of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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WASHINGTON — The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The GOP legislation passed 223-189 late Friday on a nearly party-line vote. Last-minute changes won support from conservative holdouts who had forced GOP leaders to pull the bill from the floor a day earlier.

The bill would increase spending for National Guard at the border and add immigration judges and detention facilities.

It makes policy changes so that the migrant kids could be sent home more quickly.

But with the Senate already out of session for the summer, the bill stands no chance of becoming law.

Democrats call it a sham proceeding, and President Barack Obama says he’ll have to act on his own.

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