U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is traveling to El Paso on Tuesday to inspect border security operations with state and local leaders.
Just three weeks after the Obama administration started accepting applications from young illegal immigrants seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the government already has approved some of the roughly 72,000 applications the government has received.
The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will spend a second day reviewing border protection operations in the Rio Grande Valley.
Just days before announcing his candidacy for president, Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to the Obama administration saying Washington owes Texas more than $349 million for Texas’ incarceration of illegal immigrants.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the department will focus on deporting illegal immigrants who are criminals.