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Part of a group of seven Guatemalan children accompanied by their mothers and caught illegally in the United States, is escorted upon arrival at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on July 18, 2014. (credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Smuggler: ‘Business Is Very Good’

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?”

07/21/2014

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas where they are processed on July 15, 2014. (credit: Rick Loomis-Pool/Getty Images)

Border Patrol: Agents Have Detained Fewer Immigrant Children Over Past 10 Days

The U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday.

07/18/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent: US Government ‘Completing The Smuggling Cycle’ For Illegals

A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”

07/11/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

HHS Spokesman: Allowing Photos To Be Taken Of Immigrant Children ‘Could Compromise Their Safety’

Teenage immigrants from Central America spent Thursday playing soccer and board games at a temporary shelter at Fort Sill, seemingly unaware they are at the center of the political firestorm over U.S. immigration.

07/11/2014

Immigrant rights activist Mary Estrada speaks with anti-immigration activists during a protest outside of the U.S. Border Patrol Murrieta Station on July 7, 2014 in Murrieta, Calif. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Stops Immigrant Flights To San Diego Following Backlash

The U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday it has stopped transporting Central American children and families to San Diego after they are arrested in South Texas, halting the short-lived experiment that sparked a backlash in one city when protesters blocked a road and forced the rerouting of busloads of immigrants.

07/11/2014

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014 for a meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders to discuss the urgent humanitarian situation at the Southwest border. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry: ‘The American People Expect To See Their President When There Is A Disaster’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked President Obama to deploy National Guard troops to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into South Texas.

07/10/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Deputy: Past Two Months Have Been ‘Chaos’ Along Border

Trevino said the past two months have been “chaos.” He’s corralled 100 people in a night and had a group of 50 walk up to him at the park bathroom.

07/07/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Officials: More Than 1,100 Immigrant Children Being Housed At Fort Sill

Federal officials say the number of immigrant children being housed at a temporary facility in Fort Sill has topped 1,100.

07/03/2014

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Perry To Testify Before House Committee On Humanitarian Crisis At Border

Gov. Rick Perry is to testify at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas about the humanitarian crisis from an overwhelming flood of unaccompanied child immigrants.

07/03/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

‘Send Them Back!': Protesters Shout Down Feds After Immigrant Standoff

An overflow crowd in a Southern California community where protesters turned back Homeland Security busloads of immigrants gave a harsh reception to federal officials behind the decision to bring them to Murrieta in the first place.

07/03/2014

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