Illegal immigration

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

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)

Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials say a region in South Texas overwhelmed by immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S. has detained fewer minors in the last 10 days. Rio Grande Valley […]

07/17/2014

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)

Honduras VP’s wife accepts donations in El Monte

EL MONTE (CNS) – The wife of Honduras’ vice president said today in accepting nearly $350,000 in aid for her country that more could be done to stem the surge of Central American child migration […]

07/17/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Garcetti says immigrants can get shelter

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti said today he believes the city can help find ways of providing shelter for some of the immigrant children who have poured across the U.S.-Mexico border to escape […]

07/16/2014

This photo taken July 1, 2014 shows Liberty High School principal Monico Rivas talking about his school in Houston, Texas.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students’ harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they’ll mention a court date […]

07/15/2014

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeau addresses immigration protesters on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Oracle, Ariz.  Dozens of protesters on both sides of the immigration debate showed up in Oracle, a small town near Tucson, on Tuesday after the sheriff said the federal government plans to transport about 40 immigrant children to an academy for troubled youths.  (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of protesters on both sides of the immigration debate showed up in a small town near Tucson on Tuesday after the sheriff said the federal government plans to transport about […]

07/15/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Expert discusses child migrant border crisis

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors at their meeting in Nashville. The Obama administration is trying to get support from the leaders of states that will host […]

07/14/2014

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