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Obama criticized for not visiting border

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U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-TX, said President Obama should have made time to visit the border. (Source: NBC) U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-TX, said President Obama should have made time to visit the border. (Source: NBC)

WASHINGTON, DC (NBC) - President Barack Obama was in Texas on Wednesday at the epicenter of the immigration crisis.

He wants $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the human tide from Central America but so far Republicans in Congress don't appear eager to provide the funds.

His decision not to visit the border for a firsthand look at the situation while in Texas drew criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.

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