Officials: NM Detention Center Will Be Focused On Deporting Illegal Immigrants Within 15 DaysA 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 LawsFrustrated 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.
Homeland Secretary: 'There Is No Free Pass' For Immigrant ChildrenThe U.S. government is preparing to open a new facility in rural New Mexico to hold hundreds of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America as state officials call on federal authorities to do more to stop the migration.
US: Looking At All Options In Immigration SurgeHomeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration is looking at every possible option to help respond to a flood of immigrants crossing the border illegally in southern Texas.
White House Won't Say Publicly How Many Illegal Immigrant Families Have Been Released Into USThe 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.
US to Open Immigrant Family Detention Centers The Obama administration said Friday it will open new detention facilities to house immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally, amid a surge from Central America.
Report: $350M 'Funding Opportunity' To Provide 'Family Planning Services' To Immigrant ChildrenA $350 million “funding opportunity” from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide shelter for underage illegal aliens indicates that recipients must provide the children with “family planning services” and added “sensitity” to sexual orientation issues.”
Vacant Social Security Building In Baltimore Could Soon House Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrant ChildrenBaltimore may soon be the home of hundreds of illegal immigrant children taken into custody at the border.
Immigrant Rights Groups: 13-Year-Old Boy Claims He Was Sexually Molested By Border Official While In CustodyA coalition of advocacy groups says it has documented more than 100 allegations of mistreatment of unaccompanied immigrant children arrested by U.S. border authorities.
Clinton: Cantor Defeated By Candidate Who 'Ran Against Immigrants'Hillary Clinton says Majority Leader Eric Cantor "was defeated by a candidate who basically ran against immigrants."
Senate Panel Votes To Give Obama Administration $2B To Handle Increase In Child Immigrants Crossing BorderA Senate appropriations panel voted Tuesday to give the Obama administration $2 billion it requested to handle the dramatic increase in child immigrants caught trying to illegally cross the Mexican border without their parents.
Brewer Spokesman: Conditions At Center Holding Immigrant Children DireMattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said.
House Republicans Block Vote On Immigration ReformHouse Republican leaders on Wednesday blocked any votes on immigration legislation, raising doubts about the prospects for election-year action on overhauling the nation's laws.
Pelosi: 'As A Country, We Cannot Prohibit A Path To Citizenship' For Illegal AliensMaking a weaving string of comments on immigration reform at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation economic summit in Washington, the California Democrat said that “as a country, we cannot, let me say, we cannot prohibit a path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants.
Obama: Most Illegal Immigrants 'Not Making Trouble, Not Causing Crimes' President Obama held a Tuesday meeting at the Eisenhower Office Building with the country’s top law enforcement officials to make the case for immigration reform. Obama said the current system “makes it harder” for law enforcement to do their jobs, reiterating that most illegal immigrants “are not making trouble,” and “are not causing crimes.”