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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 Detained By US Border Patrol In Texas

Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday at a South Texas airport.

07/15/2014

(credit:  Parker Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Parents Question How Many Kids 4x’s Deported Man Has Harmed

For 11 years, court records show federal agents have deported Israel Andrade back to Mexico repeatedly. But so far, it appears, nothing has worked — the criminally active man has always managed to slip back into the U.S.

CBS 11–07/14/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference at the Dirksen Federal Building on June 13, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Johnson Says Immigrant Kids Draining Funds

The agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally could run out of money in August unless additional funding is approved by Congress.

07/11/2014

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)

Judge Acknowledges Possible Unaccompanied Children Housing Delays

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.

CBS 11–07/10/2014

President Barack Obama speaks with Texas Gov. Rick Perry after arriving on Air Force One at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas on May 9, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama & Perry To Discuss Border Crisis

The crisis at the border will bring together two political rivals in Dallas. President Obama will touch down in North Texas and meet face-to-face with Gov. Rick Perry.

07/09/2014

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More Border Money Before Policy Proposals

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won’t seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.

07/08/2014

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Immigration Shelters Put Jenkins In Hot Seat

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins promised to house thousands of immigrant children in North Texas. The announcement sent shockwaves around the community and the nation.

07/08/2014

(credit: KRLD NewsRadio 1080/Chuck Schechner)

Steps Being Taken To Make Sure Arriving Immigrant Kids Are Healthy

Some people are expressing health concerns as hundreds, possibly thousands, of immigrant children head to North Texas. There are reports the kids could have diseases like swine flu and tuberculosis. But some of the concerns are unfounded.

CBSDFW.COM–07/07/2014

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County Judge Addresses Concerns About Immigrant Children Housing

Residents who live near the Lamar Alternative Education Center where hundreds of South and Central American immigrant children will soon be housed say they have a better understanding of what is to come after a meeting with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

07/06/2014

Gov. Rick Perry (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Perry Testifies On Child Immigration Crisis

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.

07/03/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal Volunteers Needed For Thousands Of Border Kids Coming To Dallas

The Dallas Hispanic Bar Association needs a few – or a thousand – lawyers, law students, para-legals – anyone willing to interview, screen and represent the proposed 2,000 border children.

07/03/2014

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Immigrant Kids May Soon Shelter In Dallas

Fresh off of their tour of detention facilities in McAllen, near the Mexican border, officials in Dallas County will reveal their plans for immigrants on Thursday.

07/03/2014

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