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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 July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Border Money Bill Appears Headed For Procedural Defeat In Senate

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.

07/30/2014

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Montgomery County Schools Enroll Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

About 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools.

07/30/2014

Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Poll: 52 Percent Of Americans Believe Immigrant Children Should Not Be Treated As Refugees

Americans 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.

07/30/2014

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to members of the media as House Speaker John Boehner listens after a leadership election at a House Republican Conference meeting on June 19, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Incoming House Majority Whip: Obama ‘Just Wants To Sit Back And Play Politics’

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.

07/29/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement to the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 25, 2014 in Washington. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Several Dem Lawmakers Baffled By White House’s Tactics In Handling Border Request Money

President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.

07/28/2014

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Obama Prods GOP On Border Issue, Cites Progress

With one week left before Congress’ August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America.

07/26/2014

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘We’ve Got A President That’s AWOL’ On The Border Crisis

House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama has been AWOL during the border crisis.

07/25/2014

Seventy percent of Americans, including 86 percent of Republican voters, say undocumented immigrants are threatening the U.S. economy, and the country’s traditional customs, values and beliefs.   (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Health Department: More Than 30,000 Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Released to Sponsors In 2014

States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most children released to sponsors this year after being arrested unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to federal data released Thursday.

07/25/2014

A suspected smuggler allegedly brings undocumented Salvadorian immigrants, most of them minors, across the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Idaho Governor: I Don’t Want Feds To Send Immigrants To My State

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has sent a letter to federal officials telling them not to send any of the unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to Idaho — but it turns out the feds already have, albeit a tiny number.

07/25/2014

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

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