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3 hrs ago | McClatchy

Diaz-Balart: Decision to give up on immigration legislation 'highly irresponsible'

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Diaz-Balart said he had been informed by House of Representatives leadership earlier in the day that legislation he pushed that would have led to a path to citizenship for immigrants already in the United States was dead this year.


Related Topix: Mario Diaz-Balart, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

7 hrs ago | NBC Los Angeles

What to Know About the Immigration Crisis

Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona.


Related Topix: Nogales, AZ, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

11 hrs ago | The News Tribune

The immigration no-brainer: Fix exception

As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis - more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally - as a public relations problem.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Family, Kids, US News, Illegal Immigration

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Town hasn't been able to enforce immigration rule

A Nebraska city that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is having trouble enforcing part of its ordinance three months after it went into effect.


Related Topix: International District (Seattle, WA)

The Daily News Journal

Honduran family flees to U.S. to escape threats, violence

Brian Duran, 14, of Comayagua, Honduras collects his line-dried laundry at the Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico, June 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: Prison, Honduras, World News, Mexico,

Border Patrol halts immigrant flights to CA

The U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday it has stopped transporting Central American children and families to San Diego after they are arrested in South Texas, halting the short-lived experiment that sparked a backlash in one city when protesters blocked a road and forced the rerouting of busloads of immigrants.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Governors, Jan Brewer

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

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.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Harry Reid, US Senate, John Boehner, Republican

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Wisconsin business pushes for immigration reform

Wisconsin Dairy Business Association spokeswoman Laurie Fischer says her organization wants to work with Congress to make sure there are workers who will stay in the Badger State and help run her members' farms.


Related Topix: Little Chute, WI

Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps

Democrats pointed out the hypocrisy, and the ensuing media coverage reminded voters that Scott's net worth dwarfed Crist's.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, University of Florida

National Public Radio

For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch-As-Catch-Can

The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, ACLU

Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate

Following a meeting with Perry in Dallas Wednesday, the president suggested there was little daylight between Perry's calls for additional assistance at the border and the nearly $4 billion request Obama sent to Congress this week.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Barack Obama, John McCain

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Obama border proposal won't get speedy vote in House

House Republicans are making it clear there won't be a speedy vote on President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency proposal to address the immigration crisis on the southern border.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

CBS Local

Boston Considers Immigration Enforcement Proposal

Boston police would be barred from detaining immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally unless they are wanted for serious crimes, under a proposal introduced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Boston, MA, Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Back Bay (Boston, MA)

Groups: Immigrant kids need deportation lawyers

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of eight plaintiffs who range in age from 10 to 17. The plaintiffs came to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

ABC 27

NCAA's Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life'

Officials are trying to contain what they're calling a substantial leak from a saltwater pipeline on an Indian reservation in North Dakota.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Weather

WSFA-TV Montgomery

US immigration policy a disaster, experts say

GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of President Obama's immigration policies while the president has said the GOP-controlled U.S. House has not acted on his immigration measures.


Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Birmingham-Southern College, Southern College

ABC 33/40

Justin Bieber to be charged with vandalism

A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups is suing the federal government over the fact that few minors have legal representation during deportation proceedings.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Weather, Marijuana, Drugs

ABC 33/40

Film follows dream of 4 young US Hispanics

The new documentary "Underwater Dreams" follows four teenage boys living in Arizona as they build an underwater robot for a major science competition.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids


ENDA Victim of Friendly Fire:: The ACLU & 6 LGBT Orgs Pull Support

The beleaguered Employment Non-Discrimination Act hit an unexpected stumbling block Tuesday, when six national gay rights organizations led by the American Civil Liberties Union publicly withdrew their support for what was once hailed as landmark legislation to protect LGBT individuals in the workplace, citing objections to the bill's religious ... (more)


Related Topix: ACLU, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

WBEX-AM Chillicothe

No Bailout for the Border Kids

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet on Wednesday to talk about the humanitarian emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the real fireworks are likely to be on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans will begin working on the president's $3.7 billion funding request for emergency operations to deal with the crisis.


Related Topix: US News, Family, Kids, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors