Homeland Security: Deportations to begin this week
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Department of Homeland Security says deportations are set to begin this week.
The process of repatriation starts for hundreds of people at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in New Mexico.
Officials say many of the illegal arrivals will be going back to their home countries.
There has been an influx of unaccompanied children--some 57,000 in the last nine months--that has highlighted the crisis.
"The President wants $3.7 billion; if this keeps up, he'll ask for another $3.7 billion next year. It's got to come to a halt," said Senator John McCain.
Both Democrats and Republicans have acknowledged it as a humanitarian crisis, but are at a standstill on reforming policy.