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.

It's common knowledge that some of the illegal migrant children who have come over the Texas border have been placed in foster homes, in Texas and other states.

The House Republicans' border bill has come under fire—from Republicans.

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.

Unnamed White House officials told reporters on July 24 that the Obama administration is considering granting refugee status to minors and young adults from Honduras.

Judge Michael Baird of the federal Dallas Immigration Court said on July 22 that 18 of the children whose cases he was scheduled to hear on that day didn’t show up for court.

U.S. Representative Kay Granger (R-Texas), chairwoman of the House Working Group on the border crisis, issued a statement on July 23 announcing the group’s recommendations to solve the crisis.

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