Reid: 'I'm Not Going To Block Anything'Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.
GOP Senator Demands Criminal Background Checks On Illegal Immigrant ChildrenIllinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
Homeland Secretary: Agency That Removes Immigrants Will Be Out Of Money By Mid-September At 'Current Burn Rate' The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.
Report: Feinstein Compares Immigrant Children To Jews Fleeing Nazi GermanySen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today.
Boehner: Border Crisis 'Is A Problem Of The President's Own Making'Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.
Dem Rep: I Want Obama To See Face Of Guatemalan Boy Who Died Crossing BorderA 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.
NM Governor: Immigrants 'Expecting The Federal Government To Just Throw Up Its Hands And Let Them In'Gov. Susana Martinez is blaming President Barack Obama and Congress for the surge in Central American immigrants attempting to enter the country illegally.
Homeland Secretary To Try To Sell $3.7B Border Request To Senate CommitteeIn 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.
FEMA Administrator: 'We Have Not Been What I Would Say Successful Yet' In Processing Immigrant ChildrenTop Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border, acknowledging they've been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America.
GOP Congressman: No Additional Funds Until Border Is Secured With Current ResourcesTexas Rep. Lamar Smith says that President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency border security funding should be rejected altogether until the Obama administration can enforce border security using current resources.
White House Official: Border Crisis Is Not Obama's 'Katrina Moment'A White House official says that the humanitarian crisis taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border is not President Barack Obama’s “Katrina moment.”