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Here's What Congress Is Doing Instead Of Dealing With The Border Crisis

08/04/2014 11:35 am ET | Updated Aug 04, 2014
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Members of Congress embarked on a five-week recess on Friday after passing a dead-on-arrival bill to deal with the border crisis.

As HuffPost's Elise Foley reports, more than 57,500 unaccompanied children and teenagers have been apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally since October, overwhelming a system already plagued by backlogs and in need of significant resources.

NBC 4's Scott MacFarlane took to Twitter on Thursday to point out all the things members of Congress will be doing during recess instead of dealing with the border crisis. And man, does it sound like fun!

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