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Immigration Border Crisis

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An overload of immigrant families at the U.S. border with Mexico has led to calls for aid from the Obama administration and ignited conversation around immigration reform.

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Drones Replace Boots on Ground at Mexico Border: AP Sources

Undeterred: Refugee Children Still Riding 'Death Train' to Reach U.S.

Boehner Warns Obama: Don't 'Play With Matches' and Get Burned on Immigration Boehner Warns Obama: Don't 'Play With Matches' and Get Burned on Immigration Boehner Warns Obama: Don't 'Play With Matches' and Get Burned on Immigration
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Boehner Warns Obama: Don't 'Play With Matches' and Get Burned on Immigration

Sex Abuse Alleged at Immigrant Family Detention Center in Texas

Minors Fleeing Central America Face Shaky Transition to U.S. Schools

Cruz Implores Reid to Hold 'Amnesty' Vote Before Midterms Cruz Implores Reid to Hold 'Amnesty' Vote Before Midterms Cruz Implores Reid to Hold 'Amnesty' Vote Before Midterms
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Cruz Implores Reid to Hold 'Amnesty' Vote Before Midterms

Does Obama's Choice to Fight for a Democratic Senate Hurt Latinos?

Obama to Delay Immigration Action Until After November Elections

Mexico to Use Satellites to Track Migrants' 'La Bestia' Trains

Civil Rights Coalition Sues Over Immigrants' Access to Lawyers

Immigrant Families Released To Slum Shelter in Santee, CA

Flow of Immigrant Children Across Border Slows

Suspects in Border Patrol Murder Are Undocumented Immigrants

Biden on Border Crisis: 'These are our kids'

Immigrants Contributed Over $182 Billion to Medicare: Report

The Maritime Border: More Haitians and Cubans Risk Their Lives at Sea

DREAMer Confronts Congressman Over Immigration DREAMer Confronts Congressman Over Immigration DREAMer Confronts Congressman Over Immigration
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DREAMer Confronts Congressman Over Immigration

Government Closing Border Children Emergency Shelters

Mexican Children Nabbed Crossing Border Try Again and Again

'They Are Children' Campaign Sends Border Kids Positive Messages

House Passes Border Bill, Obama Says He'll Go It Alone

Obama: House GOP Immigration Bill 'Extreme', 'Unworkable' Obama: House GOP Immigration Bill 'Extreme', 'Unworkable' Obama: House GOP Immigration Bill 'Extreme', 'Unworkable'
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Obama: House GOP Immigration Bill 'Extreme', 'Unworkable'

Why Are Children Fleeing Central America?

Should Undocumented Immigrants Receive Refugee Status? Should Undocumented Immigrants Receive Refugee Status? Should Undocumented Immigrants Receive Refugee Status?
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Should Undocumented Immigrants Receive Refugee Status?

Dallas Drops Plan to House Undocumented Kids as Demand Slows

House Postpones Recess After GOP Revolt Nixes Border Vote

New Detention Facility Opened for Immigrant Families With Kids

GOP Bill Would Keep Obama From Expanding DACA

Latino Groups Urge 'No' Votes on House Border Bill

Vulnerable Senators Vote Against Border Bill

Senate Border Bill Advances

Miami Non-Profits Work Overtime to Reunite Border Kids, Parents

Border Children Become Political Fodder in New England

House Hopeful of Passing Modest Border Bill

American-Grown Gangs Fuel Immigration Crisis From Central America

Obama Calls for Central American Leaders to Help Combat Border Crisis

House GOP Hopeful of Passing Slimmed Down Border Bill

Could Migrant Children Get Refugee Status? 6 Things to Know

What U.S., Central America Have to Tackle to Stem Border Crisis

Flood of Immigrant Families at Border Revives Dormant Detention Program

When Migrant Children Were Detained Among Adults, Strip Searched

7-Year-Old Aimee Reunited with Mom After Grueling Trek to U.S. Border

FBI: Fraudulent Schemes Seek Money From Border Kids' Families

Boehner Prods Obama on 2008 Migrants Law

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Border Patrol Detains Migrants Crossing Rio Grande

House GOP Group Unveils Border Recommendations

DHS Chief Jeh Johnson: Border Response Working, Needs More Money

Johnson Details Harsh Reality of Human Smuggling Rings Johnson Details Harsh Reality of Human Smuggling Rings Johnson Details Harsh Reality of Human Smuggling Rings
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Johnson Details Harsh Reality of Human Smuggling Rings

Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

Kids 12 And Under Fastest Growing Group Crossing Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Send National Guard Troops To Border

Fewer Children Being Apprehended At Border

Graham on MTP: No Immigration Reform Because of Border Crisis Graham on MTP: No Immigration Reform Because of Border Crisis Graham on MTP: No Immigration Reform Because of Border Crisis
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Graham on MTP: No Immigration Reform Because of Border Crisis

Meeting America: Immigration Crisis reaches to Iowa Meeting America: Immigration Crisis reaches to Iowa Meeting America: Immigration Crisis reaches to Iowa

Meeting America: Immigration Crisis reaches to Iowa

Undocumented Migrants Deported From New Mexico Undocumented Migrants Deported From New Mexico Undocumented Migrants Deported From New Mexico
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Undocumented Migrants Deported From New Mexico

Border Talk: Presidents to Discuss Stemming Immigrant Surge

Latino Groups Partner To Assist Border Children

Kay Granger: Border Crisis Ideas Won't Include DACA Changes

Poll: Americans Favor Speeding Up Handling of Border Crisis

Nazario: Deporting Children Like Sending Them to Death Nazario: Deporting Children Like Sending Them to Death Nazario: Deporting Children Like Sending Them to Death
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Nazario: Deporting Children Like Sending Them to Death

Boehner Less Optimistic on Border Crisis Bill

In Texas, a Look at the Border Children Crisis by the Numbers

Menendez: Immigrants Must Have Due Process After Tough Journey Menendez: Immigrants Must Have Due Process After Tough Journey Menendez: Immigrants Must Have Due Process After Tough Journey
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Menendez: Immigrants Must Have Due Process After Tough Journey

'Las Patronas:' Mexican Women Help Border Kids Reach U.S.

Roybal-Allard Focuses Attention on Girls Arriving on Border

Bus Blunder: Arizona GOP Member Mistakes Campers For Migrant Children

Cartels, Smugglers at Work: A Night on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Eye to Eye: Obama, Hispanic Caucus To Meet On Border Crisis

Virginia Local Politicians Want Undocumented Children Out

Feds Deny Plans to Send Immigrant Kids to Arizona Camp in Oracle

Pope Francis Enters Immigration Debate Pope Francis Enters Immigration Debate Pope Francis Enters Immigration Debate
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Pope Francis Enters Immigration Debate

Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Released in Texas

Sheriff: Unaccompanied Minors Present Public Safety Concern Sheriff: Unaccompanied Minors Present Public Safety Concern Sheriff: Unaccompanied Minors Present Public Safety Concern
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Sheriff: Unaccompanied Minors Present Public Safety Concern

Supporters, Foes Gather to Greet Undocumented Immigrant Kids

Boehner: Border Bill Coming 'By the End of This Week'

Pope Says Children at U.S. Border Must Be 'Welcomed and Protected'

Border Crisis: When Has the U.S. Provided Refuge for Kids in the Past?

Arizona Residents Protest Arrival of Undocumented Immigrant Children

Protests to Greet Undocumented Immigrants' Arrival at Arizona Camp

Las Vegas to Halt Detention of Undocumented Immigrants

Texas Lawmakers Announce bill to Expedite Removal of Kids at Border

Undocumented Women, Children Deported to Honduras

Fate for Most Kids Who Cross the Border? Staying in the U.S.

Eyes in the Sky: Are Pricey Border Patrol Drones Worth the Money?

Does Keeping Undocumented Children in U.S. Put More Kids in Danger?

Rep. Mike Rogers: Obama Policies Encouraging Border Crisis Rep. Mike Rogers: Obama Policies Encouraging Border Crisis Rep. Mike Rogers: Obama Policies Encouraging Border Crisis
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Rep. Mike Rogers: Obama Policies Encouraging Border Crisis

Rep. Mike Rogers: National Security Problem Unfolding on the Border Rep. Mike Rogers: National Security Problem Unfolding on the Border Rep. Mike Rogers: National Security Problem Unfolding on the Border

Rep. Mike Rogers: National Security Problem Unfolding on the Border

Border Crisis Slowing in Texas Without Guarantee Decline Will Last

Billionaires: Congress Shortchanges America on Immigration

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Deported: U.S. Sends 126 Migrants Back to Guatemala

The Dangerous Guatemala Town Where Illegal Journey to U.S. Begins The Dangerous Guatemala Town Where Illegal Journey to U.S. Begins The Dangerous Guatemala Town Where Illegal Journey to U.S. Begins
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The Dangerous Guatemala Town Where Illegal Journey to U.S. Begins

Desperate Journey: Coyotes Rule Migrants' Guatemalan Waystation

Migrant Shares Story of Leaving Honduras Migrant Shares Story of Leaving Honduras Migrant Shares Story of Leaving Honduras
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Migrant Shares Story of Leaving Honduras

DHS Head: Funds an 'Absolute Necessity' to Address Border Crisis

Brothers Halt Obama Speech Then Meet With Him on Immigration Brothers Halt Obama Speech Then Meet With Him on Immigration Brothers Halt Obama Speech Then Meet With Him on Immigration
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Brothers Halt Obama Speech Then Meet With Him on Immigration

Border Town Mayor Disappointed By Federal Immigration Efforts

'Lioness' Pelosi Says 'Give Us the Money' for Migrants 'Lioness' Pelosi Says 'Give Us the Money' for Migrants 'Lioness' Pelosi Says 'Give Us the Money' for Migrants
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'Lioness' Pelosi Says 'Give Us the Money' for Migrants