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White House Says 'Most' Children At The Border Will Be Sent Home

The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back from their home countries. Read more >

Border Event Promotes Peace Amid Immigration Crisis

In the midst of an immigration crisis, musicians from both sides of the US-Mexico border come together for an event celebrating children. 

Members of the San Diego Symphony and the Baja California Orchestra performed together on both sides of the border at Friendship Park Sunday.

The music without borders event dedicated to showing love for children comes amid a national crisis over the surge of Central American children entering the US illegally.

Divided by just a fence, two orchestras played simultaneously along the California-Mexico border Sunday. Read more >

More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

Before immigrants get deported, they are sometimes held temporarily by local law enforcement at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. But cities across the country, including Philadelphia, are saying they will no longer fully cooperate with that plan.

Offenses including traffic stops and felonies can lead to deportation for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally — or even those who are legal permanent residents. ICE requests that municipalities hold suspects until they can be transferred into federal custody. Read more >

Opinion: A Child’s Risky Journey

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Opinion: Like those children, I too fled Central America

A few days after my little brother received death threats, he and I jumped on top of la Bestia -- the Beast -- the train heading north, to escape El Salvador. The country that financed the armed forces seeking to kill our friends and family would be our destination for safety. Read more >

Mass Graves in Texas Show Perilous Journey Continues in US

In a neglected cemetery an hour's drive north of the Mexican border, the graves of unknown immigrants lay hidden among and beneath the marked gravestones of others.

“They’re buried throughout the cemetery,” explains Baylor University's Lori Baker, who heads a team of more than 30 archaeologists and forensic students. Her team has unearthed a mass grave of undocumented immigrants — dozens of bodies found in an unmarked corner of the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias, Texas, nearly 80-miles from the border. Read more >

Three Myths of the Unaccompanied Minors Crisis, Debunked

On Monday President Obama asked Congress for an emergency $2 billion to address the flows of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minor children arriving at the U.S-Mexico border. Arrivals of children, already estimated at 52,000 this year, are expected to reach a record 90,000. Obama asked for money to fund the addition of immigration judges, detention facilities and enforcement efforts to stem the tides of new arrivals. Read more >

Obama Substitutes Lobbying Groups For Americans’ Support For Immigration

President Barack Obama seemed to reveal his real feelings about democracy and about Americans when he improvised large sections of his Monday Rose Garden speech on immigration.

Reporters in the Rose Garden read the prepared text on monitors on each side of the stage, and tracked Obama’s apparently heart-felt additions, which minimized respect for public opinion and for the native-born population of the United States. Read more >

Obama Moving Immigration 'On My Own, Without Congress' After Boehner Tells Him No-Go

President Barack Obama said Monday he is done waiting for Congress to act and taking steps to reform nation’s immigration system through administrative action. 

“America cannot wait forever for them to act. That’s why today I am beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress,” Obama said in the Rose Garden, with Vice President Joe Biden by his side.  Read more >

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Read Obama's letter to Congress regarding efforts to address immigrant/humanitarian situation along border

Letter from the President -- Efforts to Address the Humanitarian Situation in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of Our Nation’s Southwest Border

Dear Mr. Speaker:    (Senator Reid:)  (Senator McConnell:)   
(Representative Pelosi:)
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