WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after presiding over a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians in the East Room of the White House on July 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. On Monday Obama pledged to use executive orders to circumvent congress and move ahead with immigration reform.  (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)
Pool WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after presiding over a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians in the East Room of the White House on July 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. On Monday Obama pledged to use executive orders to circumvent congress and move ahead with immigration reform. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)

US News & World Report staffer Lauren Fox reports that the Obama administration is preparing to ask Congress for help to stem the tide of a border crisis.

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