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  • "[The president] wants to say this is because we didn't pass comprehensive immigration reform last year — it has absolutely nothing to do with that," Mr. McConnell said. "What it further illustrates is how insecure the border is, which is the reason why the American people were reluctant to support comprehensive immigration reform, because until you secure the border, nothing else makes sense."

    Mitch McConnell: Detain children 'humanely,' send them home →

  • "I think right now we need to demonstrate that we can secure the border by getting these youngsters back home as quickly as possible," he said. "Until the American people see us have some success with border security, I don't think they're going to be open to the broader question of comprehensive immigration reform."

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