More Immigration Articles

  • Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas have found fewer than 500 children...

  • Central American leaders to meet with Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will come to Washington next week to discuss the surge of unaccompanied minors from their countries across the U.S border. The White House says Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Honduran President Juan Orlando...

  • Congress appears headed for impasse on border legislation

    Congress is scheduled to adjourn for a five-week recess two weeks from today, and prospects of doing anything about the crisis on the border with Mexico are growing slimmer by the hour.

  • Sen. Cruz visiting border amid immigration surge

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz is traveling to the Texas-Mexico border for a firsthand look at a surge of unaccompanied children crossing illegally into the U.S. Saturday's visit to a Customs and Border Patrol facility in McAllen will be the tea party darling's third trip to his state's...

  • Report: 'Vast majority' of asylum claims granted

    New numbers released by the House Judiciary Committee show the "vast majority" of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum are granted it before even appearing before a judge.

  • Voters to D.C.: Send the latest surge of illegal immigrants back home ASAP

    A majority of Americans want the nation's leaders to drop everything they're doing on immigration reform and immediately return the recent crop of young undocumented immigrants who have swarmed the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Some defend founder of Mexican shelter

    ZAMORA, Mexico (AP) — About 500 people marched through this western Mexico city Thursday in support of the embattled but highly regarded founder of a shelter raided amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse and filthy living conditions. Shelter founder Rosa del Carmen Verduzco, known as...

  • Why GOP is stuck on deporting illegal minors

    After more than a year of contentious debate, could Congress be any more divided over the issue of immigration? The answer is yes.

  • Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into...

  • VIDEO: Democrats say changing law won't stop immigration surge

    A State Department official says changing federal law will do little to address the surge of unaccompanied minors over the border. Senate Republicans disagree.

  • John Boehner not optimistic about a quick solution to the border crisis

    House Speaker John Boehner says he is not overly optimistic that Republicans and Democrats can come together to resolve the border crisis before Congress adjourns at the end of July for a month-long break.

  • VIDEO: Immigration deal may hang on 2008 law

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday there needs to be changes to a 2008 human trafficking law before any money will be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to shore up an increasing crisis.

  • John Boehner spox: Nancy Pelosi move likely to make border crisis 'even worse'

    In the last few weeks House Democrats have given mixed signals about whether they would support changing the law forbidding the quick return of tens of thousands young Central American immigrants and families crossing illegally into the United States. No more. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says...

  • Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama's call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the remarkable surge of unaccompanied youths at the...

  • Poll shocker: Border surge likely caused Tea Party reversal on path to citizenship

    The growing crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border seems to have turned supporters on the Right of granting a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants living in the United States illegally into opponents.



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