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  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    July 29, 2014 9:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. The bill will cost $659 million through the end of this fiscal... more »
  • Central American leaders talk border crisis at the White House

    July 25, 2014 3:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S. He's hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. Obama... more »
  • Central American leaders seek solution in US

    July 24, 2014 11:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala expressed hope of finding a solution to benefit all the countries involved.... more »
  • Bill would speed removals of Central American kids

    July 14, 2014 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two Texas lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to speed removals of the unaccompanied Central American kids who've been arriving by the tens of thousands at the U.S.-Mexico border. The legislation by Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, and Rep. Henry Cuellar (KWAY'-yar), a Democrat, would allow Border... more »
  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

    July 8, 2014 10:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.8 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America. The figure also includes extra money for fighting wildfires in the West. The White House says the money would help increase the detention, care... more »
  • Obama backs off border policy changes

    July 7, 2014 5:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster. The approach is a change from what the White House has signaled and follows criticism from immigration advocates who said the administration's planned approach was too harsh.... more »
  • Crime, belief they can stay drives migrants to US

    June 25, 2014 2:03 AM

    ARRIAGA, Mexico - Children and teenagers are flooding out of Central America and heading north to the Texas border, where their crossings in record numbers have sparked a bitter political debate in the United States. The Obama administration says crime at home is driving the migrants north. Congressional Republicans say... more »
  • Tons of cocaine seized by Coast Guard

    March 5, 2014 7:48 PM

    SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA- The Coast Guard seized $122-million worth of cocaine, nearly four tons, in nine operations of the coast of Central America. The cocaine was unloaded this week to be used as evidence. The seizures happened between October and late January in international waters off Guatemala, Panama and Colombia.... more »
  • Several dead, dozens missing after mudslides in Central America

    September 5, 2010 9:57 AM

    Officials say that mudslides on a Guatemalan highway have killed at least 22 people. Scores more are missing. Police say the first slide near midday Saturday buried a bus under tons of mud at kilometer marker 81 on a highway leading north toward Mexico. That led President Alvaro Colom to... more »
  • Tropical Storm Agatha kills 131 in Central America

    May 31, 2010 1:31 PM

    Officials in Central America now report more than 130 deaths from the season's first tropical storm. Most of the victims were in Guatemala, which was hit hardest by the storm. Official counts report 108 people dead, and 53 missing. In a province west of the capital, the... more »

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