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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

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as he takes part in a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham: The 2008 Law ‘Doesn’t Make Sense When You Talk About 50,000 Unaccompanied Minors’

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.

07/22/2014

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Less Than 4 Percent of Immigrant Children Crossing U.S. Border Have Been Sent Back

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.

07/22/2014

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)

After Border Tour, Md. Sheriff Says Immigrant Children Should Be 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.

07/21/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers reporters' questions during a news conference to announce that Democrats will fast-track new legislation to prevent for-profit employers from refusing to cover health benefits for religious reasons at the U.S. Capitol on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘Radical Republicans Would Rather Hold These Kids Ransom’

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.

07/18/2014

Vice President Joe Biden watches as President Barack Obama announces his choice of Robert McDonald to be the next veterans affairs secretary on June 30, 2014 at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: Immigrants ‘Fuel America’s Dynamism’

Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.

07/18/2014

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.”  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.”

07/17/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

07/17/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on foreign policy in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Meeting Resistance From Dems, GOP As It Pushes $3.7 Billion Border Request

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.

07/17/2014

US President Barack Obama (R) is seated next to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigration Crisis Leads to O’Malley and Obama Spat

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was one of Barack Obama’s top fundraisers in 2012, raising more than $1 million for his re-election campaign.

07/16/2014

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