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White House Struggles to Get Funding to Handle Border Crisis

White House Struggles to Get Funding to Handle Border Crisis

President Barack Obama notified Congress that he will transfer $405 million from various Department of Homeland Security programs to deal with immigration problems on the Mexican border, a senior administration official told Efe Monday. continue reading »

House Fails to Address Problems While Stripping Deportation Relief for Immigrants

House Fails to Address Problems While Stripping Deportation Relief for Immigrants

The House of Representatives approved two bills Friday night, one that allocated only a fraction of the funds needed to address the humanitarian situation surrounding unaccompanied children and another that strips deportation relief for more than half a million young immigrants. continue reading »

Mexico, U.S. Weigh Using Force on Border

Mexico, U.S. Weigh Using Force on Border

Mexican and U.S. officials met to discuss the use of force by U.S. federal agents on the border in an effort to reduce violent incidents during the apprehension of migrants, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

House Republicans Pass Border Measures That are Bound to Fail

House Republicans Pass Border Measures That are Bound to Fail

House Republicans passed two measures to address the influx of unaccompanied child migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the bills will not have sufficient support in the Democratic-led Senate. continue reading »

House Republicans Cancel Vote on Border-Crisis Bill

House Republicans Cancel Vote on Border-Crisis Bill

The House of Representatives did not bring to a final vote the bill crafted by the Republican majority for $659 million in supplementary funds to handle the border crisis. continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together on Immigration, Border Spending, Children and DREAMers continue reading »

Senate to Vote on Emergency Funds for Border

Senate to Vote on Emergency Funds for Border

The Senate on Wednesday approved continuing the procedure to bring to a vote the Democratic bill to provide $2.7 billion in supplementary emergency funding to deal with the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

The head of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee challenged U.S. President Obama and the leaders of Central America to respond to violence in that region in order to protect children who are being forced to flee. continue reading »

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Score one for the GOP’s record as the party of mass deportations. Apparently, trying to end DACA and deport DREAMers isn’t enough. Now, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Mississippi, wants to deport the US-born children of immigrants as well, according to the Clarion-Ledger. continue reading »

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

On Monday, July 28, 2014, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) unveiled H.R. 5228, the Notario Victim Relief Act to assist immigrants who have been victims of fraudulent immigration practices. continue reading »