Central America

Border Patrol Arrests Soar 52 PercentThe U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014.
Texas Fights Immigrants' Lawsuit Over Birth CertificatesTexas 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.
Texas Eased Rules For Housing Immigrant ChildrenWhen it was overwhelmed by thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them.
GOP Scrambles For Border Bill VotesThere 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.
Americans Cool To Border-Crossing KidsThe 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.
House To Vote On Slimmed Border BillRepublicans 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 Not Yet Ready For Child Immigrants 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.
House Republicans Offer Solutions To Border Crisis; Critics Blast RecommendationsTens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who crossed into Texas are overwhelming Border Patrol Agents.
Judge Acknowledges Possible Unaccompanied Children Housing DelaysDallas 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.
Possible Compromise Emerges On Border Request Outlines of a possible compromise over President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency border spending request are emerging on Capitol Hill.
President To Visit Dallas, Discuss Border CrisisPresident 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.
Legal, Political Hurdles In Child Migrant CrisisThe 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.