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Texas Dems divided over border crisis bill

Proposed legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the U.S. is dividing Texas’ border lawmakers.

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Obama on immigration reform: Mañana

President Obama has been very vocal about immigration reform for the last ... six years... Read more»

Lawmakers debate need for, focus of $3.7 billion border request

Two days after the president sought 3.7 billion in emergency funding to stem a tide of immigrant children on the Southwest border, lawmakers were split over the request. Backers said it is urgently needed, but opponents said the money will do little to stop future crossings.... Read more»

Obama, Texas gov discuss solutions to immigration crisis

During a meeting Wednesday, President Obama urged Gov. Rick Perry to support his call for more funds for border resources. Perry urged the president to address policies he says have made Texas a magnet for illegal activity.... Read more»

Lack of legal help for migrant kids prompts ACLU suit

Immigration and civil rights groups have filed a class action suit against the federal government for failing to provide legal representation for minors during immigration hearings.... Read more»1

Texas Dems say GOP stalling aided immigrant influx

Texas border Democrats are pushing back against Republicans who have said that current White House policies are responsible for the swell of Central American migrants breaching the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Saving penny makes cents for zinc-backed front group

‘Broad-based’ group created to save the penny from extinction turns out to be backed by a company that supplies metal to make the coins.... Read more»

City Council asks Obama, Congress to halt deportations

After a raucous call to the audience, the Tucson City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday to urge President Obama to use administrative action to stop the deportation of immigrants without serious criminal histories.... Read more»1

Emergency border funding request also asks for firefighting funds

The president’s request for $3.7 billion to stem the tide of immigrant children crossing the Southwest border included a request for $615 million to fight wildfires. Advocates say the firefighting money is needed, but some critics questioned its inclusion in the border request.... Read more»

Analysis

Job growth is accelerating

Last week’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics continues 2014’s streak of good news, as we are finally starting to dig out of the crater the recession put in the labor market.... Read more»

White House: $3.7 billion needed for border security surge

The White House has requested an emergency supplement of $3.7 billion to support a “sustained border security surge” in response to a wave of unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States through the Rio Grande Valley this summer.... Read more»

Analysis

Violence, not deferred action, behind border surge

Based on a statistical analysis of unaccompanied children arrivals data, border security statistics, and violence levels in Central America, it is clear that violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—rather than deferred action or lax U.S. border enforcement—is driving the increase in unaccompanied children.... Read more»1

McSally: GOP debates slated for SV, GV

Two Republican congressional primary debates will be held later this month in Sierra Vista and Green Valley, presumed frontrunner Martha McSally said Monday morning. The announcement follows the cancellation of a debate promoted by a right-wing group after the three-time candidate declined to participate.... Read more»

Obama's numbers, July update

Jobs, profits, guns and health insurance. FactCheck.org’s regular update of the statistics.... Read more»

Obama and executive overreach

The issue of executive overreach from President Obama was debated on “Fox News Sunday,” but on two issues, the rhetoric outpaced the facts.... Read more»

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