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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.

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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

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks at the annual Ronald Reagan Commemorative Dinner on Oct. 25, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Iowa Governor: I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My State

Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he does not want Iowa to host any of the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.

07/14/2014

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: Immigrants Told Detention Facility Staff They Were Surprised to Be Detained

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited a New Mexico detention facility housing 400 Central American women and children Friday and warned immigrants that “we will send you back” if they try entering the country illegally.

07/14/2014

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Matthews Burwell testifies on funding requests for US border security and immigration policies for undocumented immigrants along the southern U.S. border, especially children, during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Secretary Meets Privately With Dozens Of Governors Whose States Will House Thousands Of Immigrant Children

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.

07/14/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: I Want Obama To See Face Of Guatemalan Boy Who Died Crossing Border

A Texas Democratic lawmaker is calling on President Barack Obama to visit the U.S.-Mexico border to personally see what the unaccompanied immigrant children are going through.

07/10/2014

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson listens during a joint press conference at the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in Guatemala City on July 9, 2014. (credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary To Try To Sell $3.7B Border Request To Senate Committee

In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that has overwhelmed the Border Patrol in South Texas.

07/10/2014

President Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Perry at the airport in Dallas ahead of discussions about the humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Border Critics: ‘This Is Not Theater’

The president was responding to those who said he should visit the U.S. border while in Texas.

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Humanitarian Crisis At Border Increasingly Becoming Political Liability For Obama

For President Barack Obama, the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration’s competence and complicating the debate over the nation’s fractured immigration laws.

07/09/2014

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