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A child deported from Mexico walks toward his mother (not pictured) outside the Honduran Center for Returned Migrants in San Pedro Sula, northern Honduras June 20, 2014. Thousands of young people are hoping to reach the U.S. from their impoverished and violent homes in Central America. In the eight months ended June 15, the U.S. has detained about 52,000 children at the Mexican border, double the figure the year earlier. There is no telling how many have gotten through. Picture taken June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Republicans on Thursday blocked Senate legislation giving President Obama $2.7 billion to deal with the enormous amount of Central American migrant children arriving at the southwestern U.S. border, according to Reuters.

The bill didn't clear a procedural hurdle, with the vote being 50-44 -- 10 below the 60 needed. Reuters wrote that Republicans objected to the cost of the measure, complained it wouldn't do enough to halt increasing illegal migration of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives failed to pass a $659 million funding bill on Thursday that the White House had threatened to veto. House Republican leaders are attempting to find a way to move a border-security bill back for passage, Reuters said.