Boehner: 'We've Got A President That's AWOL' On The Border CrisisHouse Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama has been AWOL during the border crisis.
Health Department: More Than 30,000 Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Released to Sponsors In 2014States 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.
Idaho Governor: I Don't Want Feds To Send Immigrants To My StateGov. 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.
Obama Meeting With Central American Leaders At White House To Discuss Influx Of ImmigrantsPresident 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.
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.
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.
White House Defends Obama Headlining Fundraisers During Foreign, Border CrisesAmid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats.
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.
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.
Less Than 4 Percent of Immigrant Children Crossing U.S. Border Have Been Sent BackMore than 57,000 youths, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October. Fewer than 2,000 of them have been sent back.
Reid: 'Radical Republicans Would Rather Hold These Kids Ransom'Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas.
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.
White House Meeting Resistance From Dems, GOP As It Pushes $3.7 Billion Border RequestThe 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.
Homeland Secretary: Immigrants Told Detention Facility Staff They Were Surprised to Be DetainedU.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.
House Chairman: Obama's $3.7 Billion Border Request 'Too Much Money'President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too big and the House won't approve it, the chairman of the House committee that controls spending said Friday.