Children detainees in Brownsville, Texas
(Eric Gay/AP)
June 29, 2014

Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed Deportations

President Obama will ask Congress for about $2 billion in emergency funds and for a change in the law in an effort to stem the tide of Central American immigrants flooding the Southern border, according to a White House official.

A new report lists more than 800 complaints made against U.S. Border Patrol agents; most include physical abuse. Here, an agent patrols the U.S.-Mexico border fence at in San Diego, Calif., last year.
(John Moore/Getty Images)
May 07, 2014

Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents

Physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to a new report. The accusations include charges that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document.

House Speaker John Boehner leaves the chamber of the Portuguese parliament during an April 17 visit in Lisbon. Boehner was in Lisbon as part of an international trip that included visits to Afghanistan and Abu Dhabi.
(Francisco Seco/AP)
April 25, 2014

Boehner Mocks GOP Colleagues For Immigration Fears

In comments he made at a Rotary Club appearance in Ohio on Thursday, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, took his fellow House Republicans to task for this reluctance, even mocking them for their faintheartedness.

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