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  • House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.- Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.

  • Does immigration help US economy go boom—or bust? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    U.S. border patrol agents detain a suspected smuggler in Mission, Texas, after she allegedly transported undocumented immigrants who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014.

    Among the difficult questions posed by the ongoing border crisis is whether illegal immigrants are a boon or bust to the US economy.

  • California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.

  • These migrants will be sent home: Obama Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 5:56 PM ET
    Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, 8, watches as a U.S. Border Patrol agent records family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. Like most of the recent surge of Central American immigrant women and children, her family brought documents, often birth certificates, to prove their nationality to U.S. Border officials.

    President Obama told Central American leaders that children crossing the U.S. border without valid claims to stay would be sent home.

  • Stephanie Miner, Syracuse Mayor (D), is pushing to make Syracuse a temporary home for immigrant children who have crossed the southern U.S. border.

  • President Obama is meeting with Central American leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at an Immigration Summit. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • House votes to boost child tax credit for some Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    With nearly all Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats opposed, the bill cleared the House by a vote of 237-173. The White House threatened to veto the bill, though the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely to pass it. Dave Camp R- Mich., chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

  • Obama sends team to Texas for guard deployment Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    The team will assess whether a National Guard deployment would help to handle the immigration crisis at the Mexican border.

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

  • Brooks on the two Americas     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Arthur Brooks, AEI president, shares his thoughts on the geopolitical and economic landscape, including increasing the minimum wage.

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • Lawmaker: Texas sending 1,000 troops to border Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to bolster security along the Mexico border.

  • A broad coalition is needed to investigate the crash of Malaysian Flight MH17, says Former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, and this is where Russia can help.

  • Eclectic mix of donors in race to succeed Cantor Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The race to succeed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has attracted donations from Sarah Palin and Emmy-winning TV producer Jonathan Littman, as both Republican and Democratic candidates reap the benefits of Cantor's upset loss in last month's GOP primary.

  • EDINBURGH, July 18- Ruth McPherson was born and educated in Scotland but left to work in London two years ago and so has no say on whether her native country should end three centuries of union with England.

  • Immigration overhaul may be stalled for now Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the urgent humanitarian situation following his meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders on July 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

    The crisis on the border is rapidly overtaking President Obama’s plans to reshape the nation’s immigration system, The New York Times reports.

  • What gangs have to do with the child-border crisis Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    People detained for crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas.

    The child-immigration crisis is a result of several bipartisan policies, including one involving deporting gang members. Mitchell Epner explains.

  • Ex-Im bank divides GOP: White     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Ben White, CNBC contributor, shares his views on the future of the Export-Import Bank.

  • Border blowback: House says Obama wants too much Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers said the Obama administration's $3.7 billion border security request was too high.