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Boehner losing optimism on border legislation deal

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By ERICA WERNER and JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he's losing optimism that Democrats and Republicans can agree on legislation to address the influx of young Central Americans across the U.S. border.

Boehner says any legislation that would send emergency funds to the border to alleviate the surge of migrants should be accompanied by a change in a 2008 law that he says is being abused. Democrats oppose that.

Asked if he had confidence Republicans and Democrats could reach agreement by month's end, Boehner said, quote: "I don't have as much optimism as I'd like to have."

President Barack Obama has asked for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to boost enforcement at the border and to increase housing for the border crossing minors. Republicans want changes in a law that would help speed up removals.

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