Scores of Baltimore-area religious leaders held an interfaith prayer vigil for unaccompanied children who arrived in Maryland after fleeing violence in their home countries.
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said on Tuesday that she “felt ashamed” of the U.S. for the way the country is handling an ongoing influx of unaccompanied immigrant children illegally crossing the Mexican border into America.
Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border.
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
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.
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.”
A Texas Democratic congresswoman doesn’t believe President Barack Obama should visit the border.
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.
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.
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.