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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

File photo of Rep. John Fleming. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: ‘We’re Now Jumping Right In The Middle Of Obama’s Nightmare And Making It Ours’

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border.

07/24/2014

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to members of the media after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon July 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cornyn: ‘It Looks Like We’re On A Track To Do Absolutely Nothing’

Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they’re unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers.

07/23/2014

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, arrive by bus to a homecoming ceremony in the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox on Feb. 27, 2014 in Fort Knox, Ky. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Fort Knox Was Initially On Short List To House Immigrants Before It Was ‘Taken Off The Table’

A federal agency said Monday it has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary shelter for migrant children, offering assurances after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul signaled that the Army post has been considered as a possible site to house some of the young immigrants pouring across the U.S. border with Mexico.

07/22/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Surge Overwhelming, Officials Tell Congress

Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president’s emergency spending request for the crisis.

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks $3.7 Billion to Confront Immigrant Kids at Border

The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America.

07/08/2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is being accused of “Hispandering” to immigrant voters as part of his efforts to gather support for a potential 2016 presidential run.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

RNC Accuses O’Malley Of ‘Hispandering’ To Immigrant Voters

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is being accused of “Hispandering” to immigrant voters as part of his efforts to gather support for a potential 2016 presidential run.

06/23/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol patrol searches for undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers on Feb. 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Ariz. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US to Open Immigrant Family Detention Centers

The Obama administration said Friday it will open new detention facilities to house immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally, amid a surge from Central America.

06/20/2014

(Graphic from Slate.com)

Map Shows Most Commonly Spoken Language Aside From English and Spanish In Each State

A new graphic from Slate shows which language besides English and Spanish is most commonly spoken in each of the 50 states.

05/14/2014

File photo of a jail cell (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Md. Won’t Automatically Hold Immigrants For Feds

Maryland’s governor says a state jail in Baltimore will no longer automatically comply with federal requests to hold immigrants past their release date for possible deportation.

04/21/2014

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