More Immigration Articles

  • The GOP is blowing a big opportunity to do something about immigration reform

    "Are we going to go into recess?" Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., asked as she stepped into a crowded U.S. Capitol elevator with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. "We don't know what will happen."

  • Democrats: House GOP calling out Obama on border undermines lawsuit

    House GOP leaders gave Democrats a softball shot at turning their words against them to support more executive actions on immigration from President Obama amid disarray on the border-emergency spending bill.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 1

    All eyes are on the House of Representatives today. The lawmakers were slated to leave for their August recess Thursday night but were called back into action until they hold a vote on the immigration bill addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border.

  • House Republicans will tweak border bill and try again Friday

    House lawmakers will huddle Thursday night and Friday to try to rework spending legislation that would provide President Obama with additional money to deal with a surge in unaccompanied minors on the border.

  • The GOP senator who helped spike the border bill is not who you think

    Republicans frustrated over the last-minute collapse of support for a border bill have been blaming Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But it turns out they may have the wrong Republican senator in their sights.

  • Official: Dallas will not house immigrant children

    DALLAS (AP) — An apparent decline in the number of unaccompanied children entering the United States illegally means Dallas County will not take in any kids despite an earlier offer to do so, the county's top elected official said Thursday. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said that his earlier...

  • House to remain in session until border bill passes

    The House of Representatives will not adjourn for a five-week recess until it holds a vote on legislation addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border, lawmakers said after leaving a closed-door meeting.

  • President Obama unsurprisingly learns that everyone wants the power of his pen and phone applied to their cause

    Chanting "Si se puede!" (Yes we can!) outside the White House on Thursday, anti-deportation and pro-amnesty protesters proved the dangers of President Obama's recent executive actions: His reliance on his pen and phone to get work done means that everyone wants a piece of that action for their...

  • Editorial cartoon: I have a pen

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Softer side of immigrant detention shown in Texas

    KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — Federal immigration officials on Thursday sought to show the softer side of immigrant detention, complete with cartoon wall murals, stuffed animals, playgrounds, snacks and a hair salon at a South Texas facility that will house women and their children who crossed the...

  • John Boehner gets an earful from GOP members

    House Republican lawmakers, angry over the GOP's decision to abandon a bill to address the border crisis, crowded around Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the well of the chamber, demanding to remain in session to resolve the issue.

  • Why a liberal Democrat just said Ted Cruz is an 'inadvertent' hero

    Sen. Ted Cruz has drawn lots of criticism in the wake of House leadership's decision to pull an immigration supplemental intended to alleviate the border crisis. But he might find support from an unusual source: Rep. Raul Grijalva.

  • John Boehner 'not going to accept responsibility' for Congress' failures

    House Speaker John Boehner says it's the Senate -- not his leadership -- that is to blame for Congress being gridlocked in partisan intransigence and poised to leave Washington for a five-week break without passing several key measures.

  • Short of votes, House abandons border bill at last minute

    House Republicans, who had authored a plan to spend $659 million on humanitarian aid as well as additional border security and judges, failed to garner enough support among their rank and file to come up with the 218 votes needed for passage.

  • VIDEO: Tensions high in border funding debate

    Tensions are flaring over the still unresolved funding plan to address security and humanitarian concerns on the southwest border.



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