Article | July 25, 2014 | Cristina Constantini | Fusion
Fusion has learned that at least 559 pregnant women were detained in just six Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities since 2012, despite a policy prohibiting such detentions except for in cases of "extraordinary circumstances."Read more >
Both Administrative and congressional action on the "border crisis" is looming, with Congress headed for its month-long summer break at the end of next week. Obama is meeting today with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and he will reportedly urge them to step up their "public relations campaign" to deter people from leaving their homelands -- not exactly the policy response we think the U.S. Read more >
Article | July 25, 2014 | Veronica Escobar | The New York Times
TO hear the national news media tell the story, you would think my city, El Paso, and others along the Texas-Mexico border were being overrun by children — tens of thousands of them, some with their mothers, arriving from Central America in recent months, exploiting an immigration loophole to avoid deportation and putting a fatal strain on border state resources. Read more >
Article | July 25, 2014 | Christi Parsons and Brian Bennett | Los Angeles Times
Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks.
Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama's move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded. Read more >