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.
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.
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.”
Dem Rep: 'What Would Be The Point In The President Going' To The Border?A Texas Democratic congresswoman doesn’t believe President Barack Obama should visit the border.
UN Urges US To Designate Immigrants As RefugeesUnited Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.
White House: 'The Bottom Line Is That The Law Will Be Enforced'President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.
US General: Border Security An 'Existential' Threat To National SecurityA top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.
Gov. Perry Wants Drones To Be Used Along US-Mexico BorderTexas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for drones to be used along the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to deter immigrants from illegally crossing into the U.S.
White House: Obama Has No Plans To Visit Border While In Texas Next WeekThe White House says President Barack Obama is not planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border while he is in Texas next week for Democratic fundraisers.
Kerry: 'Not A Question Of Assigning Blame' For Immigration CrisisSecretary of State John Kerry is visiting Central America with the two-part message that the U.S. plans to deport thousands of immigrant children and that the region’s leaders need to combat the “false information” supporting an illegal entry into America.
Reid: Boehner 'Spooked' Out of Immigration Reform By Tea PartySenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressed support for President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration legislation, saying that the real “failure of leadership” is with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., for being “spooked” into a corner by Tea Party conservatives.
Gohmert: US Will Become 'Third World Nation' If Feds Don't Enforce Immigration LawsRep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, warns that the United States will become a third world nation if the federal government does not enforce its immigration laws.
Pelosi: 'We Have A Moral Responsibility To Address This In A Dignified Way'President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents, a White House official said Saturday.
Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has 'Peaked'At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”
GOP Lawmaker: 'We Are Under Invasion'One Republican lawmaker says the U.S. is being invaded as tens of thousands of children from Central America have illegally crossed the border since last October.