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Texas Eased Rules For Housing Immigrant Children

When it was overwhelmed by thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them.

08/05/2014

Central Americans Undertake Grueling Journey Through Mexico To U.S.

Collin County Commissioner Warns of “Illegal Immigrant Tsunami”

Collin County Commissioner Mark Reid is warning of an “illegal immigrant tsunami” if “illegal immigrant children” are housed there.

07/24/2014

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Obama On A High Wire On Immigration Law Changes

President Barack Obama’s call for additional authority to more quickly turn back young Central American border crossers is coming amid mounting resistance from some members of his Democratic Party.

07/16/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01:  'Documented' Writer and Director Jose Antonio Vargas during a Special Screening Of "Documented" Co-Hosted By Asia Society And MTV at Asia Society on May 1, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Define American)

Journalist, Activist Released By US Border Patrol

Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. illegally for years, was released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday after they detailed him at a South Texas airport.

CBS 11–07/15/2014

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Catholic Charities Needs Foster Families For Immigrant Children

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth says they are most in need of foster families for immigrant children.

07/15/2014

Male undocumented immigrants sit in a holding cell at the U.S. Border Patrol detainee processing center on April 11, 2013 in McAllen, Texas.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

California City Also Volunteers To Host Immigration Detainees

The city of Bell on the edge of Los Angeles is planning to open a temporary shelter for the Central American children who have entered the country illegally in recent months.

CBS 11–07/12/2014

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In Deep South Texas, A Daily Tide Of Poor Migrants

The influx of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has grown so large that it now requires its own transportation system: government buses that spend each night idling on a Texas roadside, awaiting the latest arrivals.

07/07/2014

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Legal, Political Hurdles In Child Migrant Crisis

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.

07/06/2014

"Here in North Texas we don’t turn our backs on children," said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins during a press conference. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Judge Shares Preliminary Plan To Shelter 2,000 Migrant Children

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced three viable locations where about 2,000 immigrant children will seek refuge when they arrive in Dallas.

07/03/2014

Young boys sleep in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (credit: Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Dallas Shelters For Immigrant Children Could Be Open This Month

Dallas County is putting a plan in place to house hundreds of children flooding the US-Mexico border, and details of the plan are beginning to take shape.

07/01/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Child’s Death In Texas Draws Attention To Immigration Perils

When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy’s body just about a mile from Texas’ southern border, they also discovered his brother’s Chicago phone number scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle.

06/30/2014

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Dallas Prepares To Provide Housing, Health Care For Immigrant Children

The tens of thousands of immigrant children who somehow make their way to America do so not knowing the language or what will happen next. But local leaders are calling on North Texans to put politics aside, and respond as parents.

06/30/2014

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