Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president’s emergency spending request for the crisis.
The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally came into sharp focus in a series of interviews Sunday.
Administration says United States intends to join international treaty banning land mines.
One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war.
A detention center being opened in southeastern New Mexico to deal with the surge in women caught crossing illegally with children into the U.S. from Central America will be focused on deporting the immigrants quickly, officials said Thursday.
WH Press Secretary: ‘We’re Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait’ For Congress To Pass Immigration Laws
Frustrated waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, newly-minted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama is seeking ways to use his executive authority to directly stem a recent influx of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S.
Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”
The anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol.
The Obama administration has released into the U.S. an untold number of immigrant families caught traveling illegally from Central America in recent months – and although the government knows how many it’s released, it won’t say publicly.
The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker’s intent is not always clear.