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A group of 16 Guatemalans receive instructions from an Hidalgo County Constable after they crossed the Rio Grande near Anzalduas Park outside McAllen, Texas, Junes 12, 2014. The group, from Guatemala, spent 3 weeks crossing Mexico. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Watchdogs: Rise In Southwest Border Crossings Fueled By Desperation

Immigration watchdogs say the significant uptick in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the Southwest border late last year underscores how dire the situation has become in Central America.

January 14, 2016

Democrats Must Also Address Illegal Immigration

As respectable Republicans panic over Donald Trump’s storm of insults against Hispanics, Democrats may be tempted to sit back and watch the other party estrange millions of potential voters. But they do so at their own peril.

January 12, 2016

Court Blocks Deportations Of Several Central American Families

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says ‘Our borders are not open to illegal migration.’

January 7, 2016

Homeland Security Chief Warns Mall Shoppers On Threat, Pleads For Funding

Jeh Johnson is making a serious case against the GOP’s plan to shut down DHS.

February 23, 2015

Homeland Security Chief: Funding Should Not Be ‘Political Football’ In Immigration Fight

Jeh Johnson has a stern message for Republicans who would play games with Homeland Security funding.

January 29, 2015

Obama Ends Secure Communities Program, Saying U.S. Should Deport ‘Felons, Not Families’

Inside one of the biggest victories ever won by immigration activists.

November 21, 2014

Number Of Unaccompanied Child Migrants Falls By Half: United States

Washington (AFP) — The number of unaccompanied children illegally entering the United States at its southern border fell by half from June to July, U.S. officials said on Thursday. In a statement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the number of children arriving without adult accompaniment was 10,628 in June, but fell […]

August 8, 2014

Johnson: U.S. To ‘Stem Tide’ Of Child Migrants

Washington (AFP) – U.S. authorities are increasing deportations of illegal migrants along the U.S. border, as a top Obama administration official defended the White House’s handling of a flood of undocumented children. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told NBC television’s Meet the Press that officials have reduced the “turnaround times” for migrants illegally entering […]

July 7, 2014

Johnson Says ‘No Free Pass’ For Children After Border Crossings

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times NOGALES, Ariz. — Moments after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took his first tour of a southern Arizona detention facility housing about 900 migrant children in makeshift cages Wednesday, he had a message for Central American parents who are on the brink of sending their children illegally and alone […]

June 26, 2014

Lawmakers Press DHS Secretary To Stop Children Crossing The Border

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday he had ordered five dozen additional criminal investigators to Texas to prosecute human smugglers responsible for bringing children across the border illegally. Johnson disclosed the beefed-up federal presence during a sometimes-acrimonious congressional hearing in which Republicans blamed a […]

June 24, 2014

Obama: U.S. To Aid Unaccompanied Children Arriving From Mexico

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Monday said his administration would provide special assistance to children arriving to the U.S. alone after making the treacherous overland journey from Mexico. In response to what he called an “urgent humanitarian situation,” Obama ordered federal departments to coordinate relief for the unaccompanied children, including medical care, housing […]

June 3, 2014