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White House under fire for proposed solution to immigrant surge

A White House plan to deal with the influx of migrants illegally crossing Texas’ southern border is being met with criticism by progressive immigrants’ rights groups and conservative lawmakers. ... Read more»

McCain: Surge in unaccompanied minors fault of Obama, Congress

After touring the Nogales Border Patrol station Friday, U.S. Sen. John McCain held a press conference in which he blamed the Obama's immigration policy and the failure of comprehensive immigration reform for thousands of unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S.... Read more»

Texas DPS offers details on new border operation

A day after state leaders announced a directive to the Texas Department of Public Safety to increase its efforts along the border with Mexico, the agency discussed its new mission, saying it would not include enforcing immigration laws, as it lacks that authority.... Read more»

Border Patrol offering a Citizen's Academy

Want an inside look at the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection? The agencies will hold a free seven-week Citizen's Academy in Tucson, beginning July 17.... Read more»

Latino workers no longer mostly immigrants

A majority of Hispanic workers in the United States were born in this country, a study by the Pew Research Center found. In 2007, before the recession and sharply increased border enforcement, 56 percent of working Latinos were immigrants. In 2013, that number has fallen below 50 percent.... Read more»2

Photos: A look at CBP's Brownsville detention center

CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two centers, in Nogales and in Brownsville, Texas, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. Here is a look at the conditions in the Brownsville center.... Read more»

Texas announces surge in patrols on border

The Texas Department of Public Safety has been instructed to immediately increase its efforts to secure the Texas-Mexico border with a $1.3 million-per-week operation. The directive from state leaders is in response to the recent surge of undocumented immigrants breaching the Texas-Mexico border, ... Read more»

Photos: Inside Nogales center holding 100s of migrant kids

After two weeks of requests, U.S. Customs and Border Protection allowed members of the media to tour the facility on Wednesday morning where as many as 1,000 unaccompanied children from Central America are currently being held as they are processed by immigration officials. The hour-long look came with strict rules for reporters.... Read more»

Analysis

5 things to know about unaccompanied immigrant kids

Unaccompanied children are arriving in the United States at an unprecedented rate as they flee violence in Central America. While the government is increasing its capacity to deal with this humanitarian crisis, more needs to be done to ensure the safety and security of these children. ... Read more»

The most popular World Cup team in the U.S. may not be the U.S.

A lot of people in America will be watching Mexico play Brazil today.... Read more»

Comic:

Uncle Sam's Club in Nogales, Az

A giant warehouse filled to the brim with undocumented kids of all shapes and sizes? ... Read more»

Analysis

The Latino electorate by immigrant generation

Second-generation immigrants are the driving force behind the growth of the Latino electorate. As immigrants and their children make up a larger share of this electorate, immigration reform will become an even more pressing policy issue for the Latino electorate. ... Read more»1

Pinal deputy catches 7 illegal immigrants after chase

A Pinal sheriff's K-9 deputy apprehended seven illegal immigrants, including one previously deported felon, after a chase in Eloy on Tuesday, authorities said.... Read more»

Feds insist minors caught at the border will ultimately be sent home

Leaders of five federal departments detailed their agencies’ responses as they struggle to cope with the surge of unaccompanied immigrant children caught crossing the Southwest border. The influx flooded facilities in Texas and led to hundreds of youths being shipped to Arizona and elsewhere. ... Read more»

Texas AG asks feds for $30M for emergency border operation

Saying the U.S. Border Patrol is overwhelmed by an influx of minors crossing the border illegally, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the Obama administration for $30 million for state-based border security operations.... Read more»

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