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Vice President Joe Biden watches as President Barack Obama announces his choice of Robert McDonald to be the next veterans affairs secretary on June 30, 2014 at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: Immigrants ‘Fuel America’s Dynamism’

Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.

07/18/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pelosi Opposes Bill Allowing Border Patrol To Turn Back Immigrants After Saying Last Week It Would Not Be ‘Deal-Breaker’

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 South Texas border.

07/17/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on foreign policy in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Meeting Resistance From Dems, GOP As It Pushes $3.7 Billion Border Request

The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border, raising questions about chances for any action in Congress to address the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.

07/17/2014

File photo of a classroom. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

US Schools Safe Haven For Many Immigrant Children

After 14 years of separation from her parents and a harrowing journey across the U.S. border, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia high school where she’s perfecting her English and learning civics and math.

07/15/2014

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks at the annual Ronald Reagan Commemorative Dinner on Oct. 25, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Iowa Governor: I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My State

Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.

07/14/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Immigrants Told Detention Facility Staff They Were Surprised to Be Detained

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited a New Mexico detention facility housing 400 Central American women and children Friday and warned immigrants that “we will send you back” if they try entering the country illegally.

07/14/2014

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Matthews Burwell testifies on funding requests for US border security and immigration policies for undocumented immigrants along the southern U.S. border, especially children, during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Secretary Meets Privately With Dozens Of Governors Whose States Will House Thousands Of Immigrant Children

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.

07/14/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

House Chairman: Obama’s $3.7 Billion Border Request ‘Too Much Money’

President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too big and the House won’t approve it, the chairman of the House committee that controls spending said Friday.

07/11/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Surge Overwhelming, Officials Tell Congress

Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president’s emergency spending request for the crisis.

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Humanitarian Crisis At Border Increasingly Becoming Political Liability For Obama

For President Barack Obama, the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration’s competence and complicating the debate over the nation’s fractured immigration laws.

07/09/2014

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