Saturday, July 26 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-07-26 05:06:33 GMT
Obama wants Central American children to have hearings at home not in America.More >>
Obama wants Central American children to have hearings at home not in America. More >>
WASHINGTON, DC (NBC) - One day after he declared immigration reform dead, President Barack Obama ran into the realities of trying to fix, on his own, a system flooded by the new wave of children arriving at the U.S. and Mexico border.
Every day, more come. On Tuesday, children from Central America, some with adults, arrived in San Diego, CA. They had journeyed across Mexico to the border near McAllen, TX, told they'd get easy access to the United States and a new life.
Instead they will go to ever-more overcrowded detention centers.
Obama is asking Congress for $2 billion for more immigration judges, more detention facilities and an OK for more deportations. But he says anything he does using executive orders won't be enough to fix the broken immigration system that House Republicans refuse to address.
Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:26:15 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.More >>
Israeli jets struck several sites in Gaza on Monday as rockets continued to fall on Israel, the Israeli military said, disrupting a relative lull in the Gaza war at the start of a major Muslim holiday.More >>