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Border Surge

Border Crossings Are Down As Obama Administration Continues Deporting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, under fire from Democrats for deportations and Republicans for border crossings, announced some...

Central American Moms And Kids Are Still Coming To The U.S. For Safety

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of mothers and children being apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border is going up, again. After crossings by unaccompanied ...

Border Crossings By Families, Unaccompanied Kids Spiked In August

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Border agents saw a spike in August in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the southern border, but number...

Elise Foley

Immigration Agency Fails To End Criticism Over Family Detention | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted on Wednesday to mitigate growing complaints over its detention of women and children. But ...

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

The Brutal Spending of the Border Surge: Can the House Do Better?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

This money poured out for something unnecessary to anyone other than Republican politicians who need to save face in front of primary voters comes from somewhere important, like meals for impoverished seniors.

Breathing in Our Dead and the Spirit of Immigration Reform

Roberto Lovato | Posted 09.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Two weeks after I visited Tucson, the smell in the freezer inspires the will to peace, the necessary will to end the war -- in this case, the war on immigrants.

7 Ways Around the Border Wall

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Immigration hawks appear to have put their faith in securing the border behind a beefed up, Berlin Wall-esque, double-layered, drone-patrolled fence t...

This Is Where The Flood Of 'Border Surge' Spending Would Go

Los Angeles Times | Joseph Tanfani and Brian Bennett | Posted 07.16.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON - A plan to check fingerprints of foreigners leaving the United States is popular in Congress - but not at the Department of Homeland Secur...

7 Reasons The 'Border Surge' Is A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to adopt an amendment calling for a so-called "border surge" that would double the size of the Border Patrol, mandate 700...

'Border Surge' Backlash

Arizona Daily Star | Perla Trevizo | Posted 06.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake might have won some additional support from fellow Republicans for the immigration reform bill, but in the pr...

Sam Stein

Rand Paul Says He'll Oppose Immigration Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An amendment to put $30 billion towards border security, including 20,000 more agents along the border, is not enough to convince Sen. R...