Politics
4:51 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

N.H. GOP Candidates For U.S. House Split On Border Legislation

Republicans hoping to unseat New Hampshire's U.S. House incumbents are split on recent legislation to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The $694 million bill passed by the House on Aug. 1 would increase spending for overwhelmed border agencies, add more immigration judges and detention spaces, and alter a 2008 anti-trafficking law to permit Central American children to be sent back home without deportation hearings.

In the 1st District, Republican Dan Innis said he probably would have voted for the bill; Frank Guinta didn't take a position. In the 2nd District, Republicans Gary Lambert and Marilinda Garcia opposed it.

Lambert and Garcia are among several candidates competing to challenge Democrat Annie Kuster. Innis, along with Guinta and others, are trying for a chance to unseat Carol Shea-Porter.