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3 hrs ago | Daily World

Steep drop in illegal border crossings by youths

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo, deportee Elsa Ramirez, 27, walks with her children Sandra, 8, Cesar Ramos, 5, and her brother Elvin Ramirez to a nearby church in Tocoa, Honduras.


Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Central America, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Rick Perry, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Click Orlando

House GOP will vote on border bill next week

House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than $1 billion and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Carter, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

11 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

However, millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Social Security, Personal Finance, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tax

13 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Group To Protest Housing Of Immigrants At Fort Sill

A nonprofit organization based in Kansas that focuses on immigrant rights says it plans to travel to Oklahoma and protest the housing of unaccompanied minors at Fort Sill.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Sill, US Army, Fort Sill, OK

18 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

US considering refugee status for Honduran children

It is one of several plans under review to deter Central American kids from making the difficult and dangerous journey to the Southwest border, White House officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, us Travel, Travel, US News, Family, Kids, Central America Travel, Guatemala Travel

22 hrs ago | USA Today

Jeb Bush to GOP: Tackle border crisis and immigration

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is urging his fellow Republicans to show "compassion" for the children from Central America who have crossed the border illegally, but not to use the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border to become "an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform."


Related Topix: Jeb Bush, Florida, Florida Government

Thu Jul 24, 2014

CBS Local

Top Prosecutor To Help Immigrants Get Lawyers

California's attorney general said Thursday she is helping secure lawyers to represent minors from Central America during immigration hearings.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA, West Sacramento, CA

Weyburn Review

UN group demands release of man detained over immigration violations: lawyer

A lawyer for a man who has been detained in Canada for more than eight years over immigration violations says a United Nations human rights monitoring group is calling for his immediate release.



Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Central America, El Salvador, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Daily Record

Calif. candidate is Goldwater 2.0

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, Opinion


House Republicans Announce Recommendations to Address Border Crisis

House Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to address the southern border crisis, recommending that the National Guard assist in humanitarian care of the influx of minors entering the country.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Illegal Immigration

Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

Experts, however, say those gangs are actually a byproduct of U.S. policies in the 1990s that sent many immigrants back to Central America after they had been indoctrinated into gang culture in this country.


Related Topix: Prison, California

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The News Tribune

Lots of blame to go around for immigration crisis

Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is naked in that clip is a kind of political opportunism that has become all too common.


Related Topix: US News, Family, Kids, US Politics, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

The Modesto Bee

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

This July 21, 2014, file photo shows Gov. Rick Perry as he speaks during a news conference in the Governor's press room, in Austin, Texas.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison


LGBTs Connect at Netroots Nation

More than 120 LGBT activists, bloggers, organizations, funders, and journalists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Detroit this past week for a day-long discussion about the future of the LGBT movement and ways to effect progressive social change within it and beyond.


Related Topix: Blog News, US Politics, US News, Mike Rogers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gay/Lesbian, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

Fox News

Back to a bleak future: Deported Honduran families flown home by US face few options

Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.

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Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Central America, Drugs, US News, Illegal Immigration

Air Force Times

Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

A Fort Bliss soldiers is seen observing along the border in 2012, as part of 'Operation Nimbus II,' where active-duty soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss provided air and ground reconnaissance and surveillance support to the Border Patrol.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard

Capitol Hill Blue

Obama wants cooperation from balky GOP Congress

As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

The Fresno Bee

California city rejects child immigrant shelter

About 200 people packed into City Hall chambers, and a large, overflow crowd cheered and jeered below an outdoor speaker as Escondido commissioners heard impassioned pleas, mostly from people urging them to reconsider.


Related Topix: ACLU

Hispanic Business

Congress Leaving Town as Deadlines Loom

A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers.


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