Iowa Governor: I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My StateGov. 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.
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.
Health Secretary Meets Privately With Dozens Of Governors Whose States Will House Thousands Of Immigrant ChildrenHealth 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.
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.
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.
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.
Humanitarian Crisis At Border Increasingly Becoming Political Liability For ObamaFor 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.
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.
New National Monument Sparks Border ConcernsWestern lawmakers fear illegal immigrant and drug smugglers will be able to elude local law enforcement through the half-million acres of rugged terrain along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Border Patrol Agent Killed In Shooting Near US-Mexico Border In ArizonaThe Department of Homeland Security says a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.