House GOP leaders pulled the plug on a $659 million bill to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America.
Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, is concerned about issues of access to affordable education, availability of job training and prospects for economic mobility. While shunning the "income inequality" language of the left, he insists that those problems need to be viewed through the lens of limited government.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, according to reports from The Monitor and The Houston Chronicle.
Sam Wilson will carry Captain America's shield. It's the second major announcement from comics publisher Marvel, which also said this week that the new Thor will be female.
A compromise appears to be emerging between Congress and the White House that would lead to the swift deportation of thousands of minors from Central America who have illegally crossed the border into the U.S.
The White House said it's asking Congress for $3.7 billion to address the humanitarian crisis along the border with Mexico.
People who enter the U.S. and nearby countries illegally from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras should not be forced to return home and should be treated as refugees, a U.N. agency says.
A plan to move immigrant detainees to a Border Patrol facility north of San Diego has set off protests and counterprotests this week, as residents and activists argue over how to treat people caught entering the U.S. illegally.
During the last fiscal year, Border Patrol apprehended more than 24,000 unaccompanied children. But by mid-June of this fiscal year, that number had already doubled to more than 52,000.
Citing a rise in the number of children and families attempting to immigrate into the Southwestern U.S. illegally, the Obama administration says it will use new detention facilities to house the families.