Senate GOP Blocks Legal Funds For Immigrant ChildrenA GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America.
Md., Va. Among States Where Thousands of Immigrant Children Have Been PlacedImmigration policy has been widely discussed in the U.S. lately, as refugees flood into the country attempting to escape violence in Mexico and Central America.
Fairfax Co. Looks To Recoup Funds For Unaccompanied Immigrant StudentsFairfax County is home to more than 1,000 unaccompanied foreign children who have been released to U.S. sponsors while they await immigration proceedings.
Md., Va. Schools See Large Influx of Immigrant Students
Poll: 52 Percent Of Americans Believe Immigrant Children Should Not Be Treated As RefugeesAmericans 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.
Guatemalan President: 'I Would Not Find A Reason To Treat Some In One Way, And Others Differently'Pilot program would give refugee status to young people from Honduras.
Less Than 4 Percent of Immigrant Children Crossing U.S. Border Have Been Sent BackMore than 57,000 youths, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October. Fewer than 2,000 of them have been sent back.
After Border Tour, Md. Sheriff Says Immigrant Children Should Be Sent BackAfter visiting the U.S-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States, a Maryland sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration says the thousands of children who have made it into the country should be sent back.
Md. Governor, Faith Leaders Meet on Immigration Gov. Martin O'Malley is meeting with Maryland faith leaders to discuss how to help unaccompanied immigrant children who have been coming across the border from Central America.
O'Malley: Turning Away Immigrant Children 'Sends Them Back to Certain Death'Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration is working to find temporary shelter in Maryland to help immigrant children who have been crossing the border from Central America without due process.
Immigrant Children Could Be Housed in Md.The federal government is exploring the possibility of housing immigrant children in a vacant Army Reserve building in Westminster, and local leaders aren't pleased with the idea.
Obama To Border Critics: 'This Is Not Theater'The president was responding to those who said he should visit the U.S. border while in Texas.