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El Salvador: Gangs kill teachers over as little as a failing grade

School violence is a factor driving young Central American migrants to the U.S. border.... Read more»

Video: Texas gov implies 'conspiracy' on border crisis

On ABC News 'This Week,' Texas Gov. Rick Perry told host Martha Raddatz that the Obama Administration is failing on border security and that the President's response is "about five years too late." ... Read more»

20 sworn in as U.S. citizens at Saguaro National Park

On the 238th birthday of the United States, 20 people made a declaration of their own at Saguaro National Park on Friday, taking the Oath of Allegiance to become newly minted U.S. citizens.... Read more»1

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»

Texas gov: Send migrant kids home without delay

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday doubled down on his stance that tens of thousands of children crossing into Texas illegally from Central America should be sent back to their countries without delay.... Read more»

The U.S. is among the world's worsening nations

Congress can't get anything done. And 50 million people are living in poverty.... Read more»

Will migrant kids lose access to child-welfare & legal help in rush to deport?

Child legal advocates are worried some Central American kids turning themselves in at the border could be returned to peril if Congress amends laws to speed up their repatriation to home countries. ... Read more»

ACLU files another complaint vs. TPD over SB 1070 enforcement

The ACLU has filed a second claim against the Tucson Police Department over enforcement of SB 1070. At issue is whether police officers had a reasonable suspicion to call for an immigration check on Jesus Reyes Sepulveda during a traffic stop in January 2014.... Read more»

Border Patrol union: Shooting suit ruling could harm agents

The U.S. Border Patrol’s union says that an appellate court ruling allowing a foreign national’s family to sue BP agents could seriously endanger officers, who in the future might hesitate to use deadly force when necessary.... Read more»1

Analysis

What the president can do on immigration if Congress fails to act

The president has broad—although not absolute—executive authority to set enforcement priorities, defer deportations of unauthorized immigrants, and mitigate some of the harshest effects of our broken immigration system.... Read more»

Obama says he'll act alone on immigration

As tens of thousands of immigrants from Central America continue to flood Texas' southern border, President Obama said that he will try to fix as much of the broken immigration system as he can without Congress' help. U.S. Rep. Grijalva said the move is "a welcome first step," but said Obama should "focus his efforts on protecting vulnerable families."... Read more»

Factcheck

Misassigning blame for immigration crisis

A TV ad falsely claims Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is “responsible” for a surge of “illegal aliens” who are “overrunning our border” because he voted for “amnesty.” ... Read more»

Immigrant surge fueled by rumors, misinformation

The undocumented immigrants flooding into Texas from Central America don’t often know terms like “deferred action” or “prosecutorial discretion,” White House policies that grant relief from deportation and a possible work permit. But some are still basing their decisions to leave their home countries on misinformation — a rumor that they'll be allowed to live here legally.... Read more»

Volunteers provide care, shelter to incoming immigrants in Texas

President Barack Obama, calling the recent surge of immigrants into Texas a humanitarian crisis, has ordered FAME to coordinate an effort to maintain detention centers for unaccompanied minors and help reunite them with relatives in this country. His administration is also moving to send more assistance to Central America. ... Read more»

Guatemalan data show fewer children returned from U.S.

The White House and DHS have mounted a campaign in recent days to tell children who cross the border they will not be eligible for deferred action and will be sent home. But data from Guatemala indicate that, in recent years, fewer and fewer children have been sent home to that country.... Read more»

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