Immigration

Border Deployment Started by Texas National Guard

The first group of troops from the Texas National Guard has arrived at the U.S./Mexico border and is taking up its respective positions said local law enforcement in the area of Hidalgo County. The troops have taken up posts on observation and surveillance towers, which deputies put in place to monitor crowds as well as […]

Rick Perry: Young Border Crossers are Only Side Issue

As immigrant children continue crossing the U.S./Mexico border, dominating the debate on immigration this summer, Rick Perry the Governor of Texas says it is nothing but a sideshow. He maintains that the real issue at the U.S./Mexico border is the large number of criminals that have crossed into the U.S. On Meet the Press Sunday […]

Guatemalan Wants a Central American Plan to Stop Emigration

Otto Perez Molina the President of Guatemala said the best way to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children crossing the border between Mexico and the United States would be for the U.S. to implement a plan that is similar to the multi-billion dollar initiative Washington has in Colombia. Perez Molina added that something must […]

Deporting of Children Begins in the U.S.

The United States has deported its first group of children. On Monday, a flight landed in Honduras with the first children to be deported since President Obama made a pledge to speed up the overall process of sending undocumented immigrant children back to their countries in Central America. Fleeing poverty and violence, children in record […]

White House Asks for Border Aid of $3.7 Billion

On Tuesday, President Obama urged the U.S. Congress to quickly hand over nearly over $3.7 billion to confront the increase of young migrants from the region of Central America crossing into Texas that he called an urgent humanitarian crisis. However, the request was quickly entangled in a huge political debate dealing with immigration. The Republican […]

Perry Testifies at Congressional Field Hearing

The thousands of children from Central America who are entering illegally into the United States are both a national security and humanitarian crisis, said Governor Rick Perry of Texas on Thursday at a South Texas Congressional Field Hearing. Over 52,000 children who were unaccompanied have been detained by authorities since October of 2013. Three fourths […]

Protesters Stop Buses In California with Undocumented Immigrants Aboard

In southern California, angry protesters made a human wall to block three buses that carried undocumented immigrants. The buses were forced to turn around without any clear destination. The immigrants were traveling from the southern part of Texas to outside of San Diego for processing at the Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, when the angry […]

White House Promises Faster Deportations

The White House administration announced it would work to process and then deport undocumented immigrants quicker. The administration also said a new center for detention for families that cross the border would be opened. A news agency has reported that the new facility will be located in New Mexico at the Federal Law Enforcement Training […]

Obama Directs Federal Officials to Lead Border Relief

Citing a humanitarian situation, President Barack Obama directed officials from the federal government to lead a relief effort due to a surge of children crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico alone. The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Craig Fugate will be in charge of coordinating the response by the federal government […]

Homeland Security Reviewing Release of Convicted Immigrants

Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security, under pressure from members of Congress, said on Thursday he was currently reviewing the release of immigrants from jail that were illegally in the country, had been convicted of various crimes and were facing deportation. Last year Homeland Security released over 36,000 such immigrants. The undocumented immigrants had […]