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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)

GOP Senator Demands Criminal Background Checks On Illegal Immigrant Children

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.

07/11/2014

Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Craig Fugate testifies during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 9, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FEMA Administrator: ‘We Have Not Been What I Would Say Successful Yet’ In Processing Immigrant Children

Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they’re struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border, acknowledging they’ve been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America.

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama will not dump a bucket of ice water over his head for the increasingly viral video Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead, Obama has opted to donate $100 to the charity fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Official: Border Crisis Is Not Obama’s ‘Katrina Moment’

A White House official says that the humanitarian crisis taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border is not President Barack Obama’s “Katrina moment.”

07/09/2014

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)

Dem Rep: ‘What Would Be The Point In The President Going’ To The Border?

A Texas Democratic congresswoman doesn’t believe President Barack Obama should visit the border.

07/08/2014

United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.  (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

UN Urges US To Designate Immigrants As Refugees

United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.

07/08/2014

President Barack Obama speaks ahead of a lunch with a group of teachers on July 7, 2014 in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: ‘The Bottom Line Is That The Law Will Be Enforced’

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won’t seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.

07/08/2014

A top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.  (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US General: Border Security An ‘Existential’ Threat To National Security

A top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.

07/07/2014

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

President Barack Obama speaks on the economy in Georgetown Waterfront Park on July 1, 2014 in Washington. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Has No Plans To Visit Border While In Texas Next Week

The White House says President Barack Obama is not planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border while he is in Texas next week for Democratic fundraisers.

07/03/2014

Kerry in Afghanistan on unannounced visit to meet feuding candidates after US general slain. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘Not A Question Of Assigning Blame’ For Immigration Crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Central America with the two-part message that the U.S. plans to deport thousands of immigrant children and that the region’s leaders need to combat the “false information” supporting an illegal entry into America.

07/02/2014

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