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Speaking at an informal press gaggle on Air Force One on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest indicated that the White House was uninterested in brokering a deal with Republicans over the immigration crisis.
Earnest had been asked about House Speaker John Boehner’s letter to the president in which he called on the administration to make changes to the 2008 immigration law that many say is a root cause of the current crisis. The White House requested $3.7 billion in emergency funds earlier this July to help overwhelmed departments manage the surge of migrants, and to fund programs in the home countries of immigrants that are designed to lower migration levels.