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.
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.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.
More 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 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.
Prospects for action on the nation’s border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas.
Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.
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.”
Pelosi Opposes Bill Allowing Border Patrol To Turn Back Immigrants After Saying Last Week It Would Not Be ‘Deal-Breaker’
Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama’s call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the remarkable surge of unaccompanied youths at the South Texas border.
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.