More Immigration Articles

  • Obama under pressure to visit US-Mexico border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the "humanitarian crisis" of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children...

  • At South Texas field hearing, Gov. Rick Perry criticizes federal inaction, makes call to 'Secure this border, Mr. President'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday told a House panel that Texas has been doing the job of the federal government for nearly a decade, securing the international border without adequate support from President Obama.

  • Happy Fourth of July despite it all

    On July Fourth, I plan to celebrate this nation's birth with something approaching devotion. I will so despite the fact that each day's news brings fresh reasons to worry about the future.

  • Guatemalan boy left for better life, died alone

    SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy. His mother begged him not to go. "The better treatment would have been if he stayed," Cipriana Juarez Diaz said in a tearful...

  • Dead migrant boy's mom begged him not to make trek

    SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — The mother of a Guatemalan boy whose body was found in the desert about a mile from Texas' southern border said Tuesday she begged him not to make the dangerous journey from their modest cinder block- and sheet-metal home high in the northern Cuchumatanes...

  • Obama challenged to act swiftly on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger rose Tuesday over the surge in Central American immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, while President Barack Obama faced immediate demands by advocates for bold action on immigration, including a slowing the rate of deportations. Republican opposition grew to Obama's...

  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding defeat on a top domestic priority, President Barack Obama blamed a Republican "year of obstruction" for the demise of sweeping immigration legislation on Monday and said he would take new steps without Congress to fix as much of the system as he can on his own....

  • Immigrant surge underscores Texas political divide

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border first and tackling everything else later. Both...

  • Fla. mayor urges halt of Venezuela deportations

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of a Miami suburb is urging President Barack Obama to suspend deportations of Venezuelans with no criminal history. Doral Mayor Luigi Boria presented three resolutions at the United States Conference of Mayors held in Dallas June 20 - 23. In addition to halting...

  • Official says Obama to seek $2b for border control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and asking for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. A White House...

  • Hundreds rally in NYC for immigration reform

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of immigration activists have protested at the federal building in lower Manhattan to demand immigration reform. The protesters circled 26 Federal Plaza on Saturday while chanting and carrying signs. Steve Choi of the New York Immigration Coalition said activists are...

  • Child migrant processing center ready in July

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The conversion of a 55,000-square foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally is expected to be ready by mid-July. An email Thursday from a Customs and Border Protection liaison to two Texas...

  • NY officials oppose immigration plan at LI site

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York elected officials are opposing the possible relocation of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America to Long Island. Congressmen Steve Israel and Peter King say the federal government is considering a former defense plant site in Bethpage to relocate...

  • Texas county to look into immigrant burials

    FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — Officials in a rural South Texas county overwhelmed by immigrant deaths in recent years promised Wednesday to get to the bottom of why dozens of unidentified immigrants were improperly buried in a local cemetery. Brooks County commissioners voted unanimously to move...

  • Correction: Immigration Overload story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 25 about the flood of immigrant children traveling alone caught crossing the Mexican border illegally, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the federal immigration court system has a backlog of more than 30,000 cases. The actual backlog is greater...



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