The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration.
Polls show that the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border has made immigration a pivotal issue with November elections approaching.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send the National Guard to the border.
Gov. Rick Perry plans to use $38 million in emergency funds to begin the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops along Texas’ border with Mexico, his office said.
House Republicans have passed legislation to shut down a program by President Barack Obama granting deportation relief to immigrants brought here illegally as children.
House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
House Republicans expressed optimism that a revised $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the border would win over reluctant conservatives.
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.
Supporters of the plan to house undocumented kids in North Texas will gather in Dallas on Monday. Community and religious leaders want to ease fears about the plan.
Dallas grandmother has organized a grassroots effort to provide care packages for children caught at the border.