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President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the urgent humanitarian situation following his meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders on July 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Why He Didn’t Visit Border: ‘I’m Not Interested In Photo Ops’

Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.

07/10/2014

The League City council voted to refuse to house children who crossed the border illegally. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Houston Suburb Passes Resolution Saying City Will Not House Illegal Immigrant Children

City council resolution refuses any federal request to set up detention or processing centers in the community.

07/08/2014

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)

CBS News: Perry To Sit Down With Obama For ‘Substantive Meeting’

After turning down “a quick handshake on the tarmac” with President Barack Obama, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, will sit down with the president for a “substantive meeting” on Wednesday.

07/08/2014

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

File photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Arpaio: Immigrants ‘Keep Coming Back’ Despite Turning Them Over To ICE

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he wants to know why the immigrants he turns over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement keep coming back.

07/02/2014

Family members reunite through bars and mesh of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park on November 17, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Health Commissioner: Immigrants’ Health Risks Escalating By Sleeping Too Close Together, Sharing Few Bathrooms

Thousands of immigrant children placed in temporary shelters across Texas have been found to have only minor diseases such as scabies and chicken pox, but conditions inside crowded U.S. Border Patrol stations are worrisome, the state health commissioner said Tuesday.

07/02/2014

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)

Mother Of Young Immigrant Found Dead In Brush Told Son Not To Make Trek To Border

The mother of a Guatemalan boy whose body was found in the desert about a mile from Texas’ southern border said Tuesday she begged him not to make the dangerous journey from their modest cinder block- and sheet-metal home high in the northern Cuchumatanes mountains.

07/02/2014

A US Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Calif. Mayor Urges Residents To Fight Plan To Fly Immigrant Families To Border Patrol Facility

A California mayor urged residents on Monday to fight a plan to fly migrant families from Texas for processing at a border patrol facility in his city as police start a hotline and prepare to field questions about the transfers.

07/01/2014

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