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Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year have failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed. (Photo by HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigrant Families Fail to Report to Federal Agents

About 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never returned for follow up appointments, reveals ICE source.

09/25/2014

President Obama speaks to the nation about his strategy to fight ISIS. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Analysis: Obama On Pace This Year To Deport Fewest Number Of Immigrants Since 2007

President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.

09/11/2014

A majority of Americans say that unaccompanied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for at least some length of time. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Maryland Updating Efforts to Help Immigrant Children

Maryland officials have met with members of the legal community to discuss how to help unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed the border.

08/05/2014

Central American immigrants just released from U.S. Border Patrol detention wait at the Greyhound bus station for their continued journey to various U.S. destinations on July 25, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigration Courts Speeding Up Hearings For Tens Of Thousands Of Immigrant Children Caught At Border

Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.

07/31/2014

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Montgomery County Schools Enroll Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

About 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools.

07/30/2014

Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Poll: 52 Percent Of Americans Believe Immigrant Children Should Not Be Treated As Refugees

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

07/30/2014

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘We’ve Got A President That’s AWOL’ On The Border Crisis

House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama has been AWOL during the border crisis.

07/25/2014

Seventy percent of Americans, including 86 percent of Republican voters, say undocumented immigrants are threatening the U.S. economy, and the country’s traditional customs, values and beliefs.   (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Health Department: More Than 30,000 Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Released to Sponsors In 2014

States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most children released to sponsors this year after being arrested unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to federal data released Thursday.

07/25/2014

A suspected smuggler allegedly brings undocumented Salvadorian immigrants, most of them minors, across the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Idaho Governor: I Don’t Want Feds To Send Immigrants To My State

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has sent a letter to federal officials telling them not to send any of the unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to Idaho — but it turns out the feds already have, albeit a tiny number.

07/25/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on economy at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 24, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Meeting With Central American Leaders At White House To Discuss Influx Of Immigrants

President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.

07/25/2014

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