WASHINGTON (AP) — A vote is expected today in the House on a $659 million bill to send resources to the border.

The measure would also speed the return back home of unaccompanied Central American minors who have recently surged across the southwest border.

And a second vote is planned in an effort to block President Barack Obama from expanding an existing program that's granted work permits to more than 500,000 immigrants brought to this country illegally as kids.

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