Illegal immigration

In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo Anthony Alvarez of Honduras carries a soccer ball at the Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico. Alvarez, along with his mother and grandmother, hope to join the thousands of families _ mothers or fathers with young children _ who have crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. United States. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)

Flow of child immigrants slows along Texas border

  McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Far fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close the temporary shelters that it hurriedly opened to handle the surge, authorities say. The […]

08/07/2014

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

Gov’t closing emergency child immigrant shelters

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children […]

08/04/2014

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the new House GOP whip, leaves a closed-door Republican strategy session on the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support for a planned vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The surprise developments, coming on Congress' final day of action ahead of a five-week summer recess, were an embarrassing setback for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team as a small group of tea party lawmakers once again upset their plans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that would clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the […]

08/01/2014

FILE - This June 18, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

Immigration courts speed up children’s cases

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay […]

07/31/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Eric Garcetti on his new chairmanship of MTA and immigration crisis

The Metro Board of Directors meets today to begin a conversation around ways of improving the Orange Line busway that runs through the San Fernando Valley, including converting the system into light rail. Phil and […]

07/24/2014

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, on June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Homeland arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration’s efforts to […]

07/22/2014

Gov Jerry Brown

California won’t send troops to Mexican border

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown won’t be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday. […]

07/22/2014

FILE - This June 5, 2014 file photo shows protestors blocking traffic near the White House in Washington in response to President Obama’s decision to delay the deportation review he ordered from the Department of Homeland Security. To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from actions he could take unilaterally on immigration. Instead, he is kicking the issue to House Republicans despite mounting evidence they won't address the millions of immigrants living illegally in the US. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

US views on child immigrant crisis, at a glance

U.S. communities have diverged greatly on their attitude toward sheltering throngs of unaccompanied Central American children who have crossed the border from Mexico since October. Here’s a look at how things are playing out across […]

07/21/2014

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Republicans in November and in the […]

07/18/2014

Protesters gather outside the Mexican Consulate, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday. Border Patrol agents in the Rio […]

07/18/2014

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