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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: Parents Give Immigrant Children Birth Control ‘In Case They’re Raped Along The Way’

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.”

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

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 Homeland Security Jeh Johnson listens during a joint press conference at the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in Guatemala City on July 9, 2014. (credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary To Try To Sell $3.7B Border Request To Senate Committee

In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that has overwhelmed the Border Patrol in South Texas.

07/10/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Wants Drones To Be Used Along US-Mexico Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for drones to be used along the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to deter immigrants from illegally crossing into the U.S.

07/07/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference at the Dirksen Federal Building on June 13, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: ‘There Is No Free Pass’ For Immigrant Children

The U.S. government is preparing to open a new facility in rural New Mexico to hold hundreds of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America as state officials call on federal authorities to do more to stop the migration.

06/26/2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators are accusing President Barack Obama of disregarding the rule of law and the Constitution by considering administrative changes to the nation's deportations policy. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

GOP Senators: Obama Has Abandoned ‘Basic Immigration Enforcement’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators are accusing President Barack Obama of disregarding the rule of law and the Constitution by considering administrative changes to the nation’s deportations policy.

04/24/2014

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials. (Getty Images)

US Weighs Cutting Back Deportation Of Illegal Immigrants

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials.

04/22/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Feb. 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

New Homeland Secretary Reviewing Department’s Use Of Force Policies

New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is reviewing the department’s use of force policies, a Homeland Security official said Friday.

02/28/2014