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2 Texas Lawmakers Offer Bipartisan Bill To Combat Border Crisis

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers — one Democrat, one Republican — are proposing a bipartisan bill that would empower the United States to speed up immigration hearings in hopes of stemming the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border. The proposal from Sen. John Cornyn, […]

July 15, 2014

Texas Officials Encouraged By Obama, Perry Border Talk

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Tribune Washington Bureau DALLAS — Although President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have sparred over the Southwest border crisis, officials who joined them for a Dallas meeting described fruitful discussions as well as occasionally tense exchanges. Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia called Wednesday’s hourlong round-table meeting of local officials and […]

July 10, 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