When Texas Governor Rick Perry announced on July 21 that he would send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to deal with the massive wave of illegal immigration by children, he received national attention. But the National Guard is only one of several resources Texas is using to counter the border crisis.
In an August 5 editorial, the Post insisted that the president's "understandable" frustration at being "stymied by congressional paralysis" does not give him license to exceed his constitutional authority by invading the domain of the legislative body.
An intelligence report compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) reveals that immigrants from more than 75 different countries are illegally crossing the southern U.S. border.
House Republicans voted to end President Obama's Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals in a rare Friday night session called to deal with the Texas border crisis.
In the final days of his presidential campaign in 2008, Barack Obama spoke of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
House Democrats attempted to bring back the Senate-passed bipartisan immigration reform bill for consideration Friday.
The Alexandria, Virginia-based Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) recently issued a statement asserting that 80 percent of U.S. population growth results from immigration, which includes both legal and illegal immigrants, as well as American-born children of immigrants.
A newly renovated detention center in Karnes City, Texas, will house 532 immigrants at a time in "suites" with flat-screen TVs, landline telephones and play tables for children.
Even affluent Montgomery County, Maryland (median household income $94,965) may feel the strain of meeting educational and other needs of the illegal immigrant children being sent from the Texas border to communities around the country.
It's common knowledge that some of the illegal migrant children who have come over the Texas border have been placed in foster homes, in Texas and other states. But many Americans might be surprised to learn that some of these "children" are 22 years old.