Article | February 27, 2015 | Ashley Parker | New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday passed a bill to finance the Department of Homeland Security, sending the legislation to the House with just hours to avert a partial shutdown of the agency at midnight.
The spending bill, which removed restrictions on President Obama’s executive action on immigration that were included in a bill passed by the House, easily passed the Senate, 68 to 31. Democrats also blocked a separate bill to undo the president’s action. Read more >
Article | February 23, 2015 | Renee Lewis | Aljazeera America
At least 300 inmates were transferred from a Texas prison on Monday after a riot broke out in the facility — which holds mostly immigrants detained for crossing into the United States illegally — leaving it "uninhabitable," according to authorities. Read more >
Blog | February 4, 2015 | Southern Border Communities Coalition
A broad cross-section of organizations nationwide has signed a letter opposing HR 399, the "borders first" bill authored by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). The bill itself, which was marked-up and passed by the House Homeland Security Committee (which McCaul chairs), has been delayed before consideration by the Rules Committee. Read more >