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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

Concerns about undocumented immigrant children at the border have prompted protests, like this one on July 4 in Murrieta, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Guatemalan President: ‘I Would Not Find A Reason To Treat Some In One Way, And Others Differently’

Pilot program would give refugee status to young people from Honduras.

07/24/2014

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

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