Texas health officials asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because local authorities refused to recognize as valid certain forms of identification.
When it was overwhelmed by thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them.
There was some late maneuvering on Wednesday ahead of a planned vote on Thursday on a $659 million bill to send resources that would address the immigration crisis on the border.
The poll found that 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution.
Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed bill to address the immigration crisis by sending in National Guard troops to the border and speeding youths back to Central America.
Dallas County says it won’t meet its goal of accepting unaccompanied immigrant children by the end of the month, as federal teams continue to assess possible sites to house them.
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who crossed into Texas are overwhelming Border Patrol Agents.
Dallas County Commissioners Court Judge Clay Jenkins says he knows he set an ambitious goal: By the end of this month, bring to Dallas County two thousand unaccompanied children from Central America who crossed the Texas border illegally.
Outlines of a possible compromise over President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency border spending request are emerging on Capitol Hill.
President Obama is headed to Dallas and Austin this week, a trip that began as a fundraising effort for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, but will now include meetings to discuss the crisis at the Texas border.
The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally has come into sharp focus.
The tens of thousands of Central American children entering the U.S. illegally is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security one, Texas Gov. Rick Perry testified Thursday at a congressional field hearing in South Texas.