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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

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

07/16/2014

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Md. County Gets $3M To Build 2 New Schools Focusing on Immigrant Students

As a national conversation surrounding immigration reform wages on, Prince George’s County has received a $3 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to open two new public high schools designed to improve achievement rates among students who are learning English as a second language.

07/16/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (John Moore/Getty Images)

House Democrat: ‘Shameful’ That ‘Most Generous Nation in the World is Trembling’ at Immigration Crisis

House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis on the border.

07/15/2014

National Governors Association Chair, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, delivers remarks before a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Neb. Governor: Feds ‘Conducting Secret Operation’ Placing Immigrants In States Without Officials’ Knowledge

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman believes federal authorities are conducting secret operations by sending immigrant children across the U.S. without state officials’ knowledge.

07/15/2014

File photo of a classroom. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

US Schools Safe Haven For Many Immigrant Children

After 14 years of separation from her parents and a harrowing journey across the U.S. border, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia high school where she’s perfecting her English and learning civics and math.

07/15/2014

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