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Obama Border Crisis

Obama Administration Seeks $1.2 Billion For Border

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration renewed its plea Monday for Congress to provide additional money to deal with the unaccompanied migrant c...

Obama Blames Immigration Delay On Border Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

President Obama fired back at criticisms of his decision to push back a much-anticipated executive action on immigration. Immigration reform advocates...

Joe Biden On Minors At Border: 'These Are Our Kids'

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants s...

Elise Foley

Obama On Border Crisis: House Bill 'Extreme And Unworkable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama criticized House Republicans on Friday for planning to pass "the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill t...

Obama Calls For Unconditional Release Of Captured Israeli Soldier

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama took questions during a briefing at the White House on Friday, where he addressed the situation in Israel. Obama reiterated ...

David McCabe

Jared Polis Trolls Steve King Over 'Cantaloupe Calves'

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) had some fun on Wednesday, poking fun at Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) over the Republican's now-infamous comment ...

GOP Congressman Suggests Obama Should 'Send A Boat' To Pick Up Immigrant Children

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) suggested Thursday that if President Barack Obama is concerned about the well-being of thousands of unaccompanied child...

Backlogged Immigration Courts Speed Up Children's Cases

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border afte...

Armed Militias Guard Border Against 'Threat' Of Immigrant Children

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Unaffiliated "militia" groups armed with semi-automatic rifles, masks, camouflage and tactical gear have been spotted in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republicans Seriously Scale Back Their Funding For The Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on a bill that would provide less than a fifth of the funding the president requested to address...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Still Hashing Out Details Of Border Crisis Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With only a week to go before the August recess, House Republicans have yet to coalesce around the specifics of a bill to address the bo...

Obama Hosts Central American Leaders At The White House To Discuss Border Crisis

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to hel...

Elise Foley

White House Balances Conflicting Demands On Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is attempting to walk a fine line on how to change a 2008 anti-trafficking law that has become a flashpoint as Congress ...

U.S. Weighs Refugee Status For Honduran Youth Displaced By Armed Conflict

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of u...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats Lay Out Border-Crisis Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Wednesday staked out a middle position on funding for the ongoing border crisis, announcing details of a plan that w...

Obama Sends Team To Texas To Assess Need For National Guard Deployment

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Gua...

Elise Foley

House GOP Would Solve Border Crisis By Sending In Troops, Speeding Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are considering a roughly $1.5 billion package that would help deal with the nation's ongoing border crisis, but there...

Elise Foley

John Boehner Blames Obama For Border Crisis Inaction

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Should Congress fail to approve funding to deal with the border crisis before the legislative recess in August, it will be President Bar...

Less Than One Percent Of Border Request To Be Spent In 2014

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children o...

GOP Congresswoman Is Afraid Obama Will Use Border Money To Fund Obamacare

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion to address the crisis brought on by the influx of unaccompanied child migrants surging into the Sout...

Republicans Balk At Obama's Request For Border Emergency Funds

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - Leading Republican lawmakers balked on Sunday at supporting a White House spending requ...

Sam Stein

Republicans Worry That Border Crisis Inaction May Come Back To Bite GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the political world grapples with how to respond to the current crisis on the nation's border, several Republicans have begun warning...

GOP Hypocrisy Rides High on Border Crisis

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP will continue to push the insecure border myth to batter Obama and the Democrats and to torpedo meaningful immigration reform. This virtually guarantees that the human tragedy of refugees at the U.S. border will continue unabated.

Elise Foley

Progressive Caucus: Don't Take Protections Away From Immigrant Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Congress are fighting back against growing calls to change laws meant to protect unaccompanied minors, but are up agains...

GOP Congressman: Children At The Border Are Being Treated In A 'Lovely Way'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

A Texas congressman thinks President Barack Obama should take action to send the unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border back to their native c...