House Democrats attempted to bring back the Senate-passed bipartisan immigration reform bill for consideration Friday after Republicans deadlocked on a bill to address the current border crisis and the Senate had adjourned for its summer recess.
The Alexandria, Virginia-based Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) recently issued a statement asserting that 80 percent of U.S. population growth results from immigration, which includes both legal and illegal immigrants, as well as American-born children of immigrants.
A newly renovated detention center in Karnes City, Texas, will house 532 immigrants at a time in "suites" with flat-screen TVs, landline telephones, and play tables for children, reported KRG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Rio Grande Valley.
Even affluent Montgomery County, Maryland (median household income $94,965) may feel the strain of meeting educational and other needs of the illegal immigrant children being sent from the Texas border to communities around the country.
Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee protested in a letter to President Obama that no one in his state government had received notice that 760 of the estimated 50,000 unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally in the past several months have been sent to the Volunteer State.
Whether the impeachment of President Obama is "on the table," "off the table" or under the table is a matter hotly disputed these days by Democrats and Republicans as each side jockeys for position on the volatile issue of illegal immigration between now and the fall elections.
While the nation watches to see what, if anything, Congress will do about the border crisis before going off on a five-week vacation, President Obama is planning "very significant" executive action on immigration by summer's end, according to a senior White House official.