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So there's this plan circulating in Congress, hatched by Senate Democrats, that would call for some $2.7 billion to attempt to deal with one pressing aspect of the immigration quandary: what to do about the growing ranks of migrant children crossing the U.S. border from Mexico.
Rep. Henry Cuellar has never been shy about breaking party ranks. But in recent weeks, the Laredo Democrat has taken that to new levels.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to send 1,000 National Guard troops to "secure" the U.S.-Mexico border.
Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.
Ca...: USA TODAY's Susan Page discusses immigration and the mid-term elections with Republican Whip and Texas Senator John Cornyn.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, July 22, at the site of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood Memorial.
President Obama supports D.C. statehood, because the arc of history is long, but it bends toward someone saying "Mumbo sauce" on the Senate floor.
Texas attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott speaks to a small crowd of supporters at Lavazza Coffeehouse on Congress Ave. in Austin.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats may finally have found something on which they are both so exercised about that they may actually get together and do something: transparency.
Federal judicial vacancies are causing unsustainable courtroom delays, resulting in evidence going stale, witnesses dying before they can testify and, in some instances, people being pressured to plead guilty just to get out of jail faster, according to study released Monday by the Brennan Center for Justice.
The recent spike in unaccompanied minors crossing the Texas border continues. But the stalemate that has ruled Washington politics for the last 2 years has left thousands of children cramped in overrun detention centers.
Capital Download: Senate GOP whip John Cornyn had been hopeful the flood of children from Central America meant Congress could reach a rare bipartisan deal on immigration.
The Environmnental Protection Agency's inspector general defended Friday his right to investigate pollution risks from hydraulic fracturing, after a posse of Republican senators from petroleum-rich states questioned his authority.
Gov. Rick Perry's reported plan to activate 1,000 Texas National Guard troops for duty near the border with Mexico will do little to ease the crisis caused by the arrival 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America.
Even as those words were engraved on a plaque within the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903, many Americans didn't believe in them.
New information from various news agencies is proving Barack Obama 's White House basically ignored the multitude of warnings about the current illegal immigration crisis which is now affecting more than just Mexican Border States.
Talmadge Nix, a lawyer with the firm Nix and Poet in eastern Texas, represents a Chinese national who has been sitting in jail for months.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 03:51 am
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