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  • Some lawmakers urge restrictions on flights from Africa to stop Ebola

    Some lawmakers urge restrictions on flights from Africa to stop Ebola
    Top health officials warned Friday that additional restrictions on travel to the U.S. from countries infected with Ebola would only cause the deadly disease to proliferate overseas and remain a global threat. The remarks at a congressional hearing in...
  • Republicans greet Holder departure with sharp criticism

    Republicans greet Holder departure with sharp criticism
    WASHINGTON - Seizing on news that Attorney General Eric Holder plans to step down, Republican lawmakers piled criticism on him over the Internal Revenue Service scandal, his handling of a gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious," and a host of...
  • Advocates defend law that guarantees most immigrant children a hearing

    Several leading immigrant advocacy groups are warning against changes to a law that guarantees immigration hearings for most unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border. President Obama and members of Congress from both parties have been pushing...
  • Dent, others tour Berks County shelter for children from Central America

    WOMELSDORF — Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent and two other eastern Pennsylvania lawmakers toured a Berks County temporary shelter for unaccompanied children from Central America on Tuesday and said the children are in good spirits but have...
  • 'Photo op' gaffe reveals Obama's tin ear

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels. Particularly in today's social-media...
  • 2 Texas lawmakers offer bipartisan bill to combat border crisis

    2 Texas lawmakers offer bipartisan bill to combat border crisis
    In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers -- one Democrat, one Republican -- are proposing a bipartisan bill that would empower the U.S. to speed up immigration hearings in hopes of stemming the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border....
  • No quick and easy solutions to the border crisis

     No quick and easy solutions to the border crisis
    There have been some recent stirrings of reasonableness in Washington over the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border, stirrings that should be supported and nurtured like, well, a child. But let's not fool ourselves: The proposals being bandied...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry orders 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the state’s border with Mexico, faulting federal officials for “empty promises” in dealing with an influx of Central American children and...
  • Lawmakers scramble on child immigration

    — Questions continue to swirl around the young immigrants flooding across the border, forcing congressmen to scramble for scarce details, including information on the children's whereabouts. On Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is...
  • Rick Perry's border campaign for president

    Rick Perry's border campaign for president
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a response to the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. He's calling up the National Guard. To do what? Provide day care? After all, this latest wave of undocumented immigrants is making headlines...
  • Most in flood of young immigrants will be sent home, White House says

    Facing mounting political pressure to stop the influx of children and teens from Central America crossing the Southwest border, the White House said for the first time Monday that most of those apprehended "will be returned" home. Josh Earnest, the...