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As border crisis abates, outrage hits new heights

Then the border crisis collided with the 2020 presidential campaign, putting the still-grim realities of U.S. border enforcement at the emotional core of the Democratic primary. Foto: brenda Bazan/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security officials thought they finally were getting a handle on the crisis at the Mexico border, after warning for months that agents and holding cells were beyond "the breaking point."

The record surge of Central American families has started to abate. The Mexican government has launched a broad crackdown after a deal with President Donald Trump. And in a rare example of bipartisan action, lawmakers last week approved $4.6 billion in supplemental funding, most of it to improve care for minors who arrive without parents...

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