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Migrant Surge Overwhelming Resources Along U.S. Border, Say Charities

The surge of Central American migrant families and unaccompanied minors is overwhelming charitable organizations along the border who are tasked with providing shelter and aid. Recent changes in Border Patrol policies led to migrants being released directly to shelters instead of being turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Migrants receive food from volunteers at Centro San Juan Diego shelter in El Paso, Texas November 4, 2018 night, the shelter is currently housing migrants from Central America and Mexico who have sought asylum because of political instability. - Sending thousands of troops to the US-Mexico border to counter a …

Schumer: We Intend to Have More Votes on Emergency Declaration

During a press conference on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Senate Democrats intend to bring the resolution against President Trump’s national emergency declaration up for further votes. Schumer said, “[T]he president will first veto it. It

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Mike Pence Asks Help Encouraging Congress to Support Border Emergency

Vice President Mike Pence asked Credit Union National Association Government Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC) attendees Tuesday to put pressure on members of Congress in the coming days to support President Donald Trump’s southern border emergency declaration.

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700 Migrants Apprehended in One Day in El Paso Sector

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 700 mostly Central American migrants on Wednesday. The migrants included a 2-year-old unaccompanied minor. Agents also arrested two previously deported sex offenders who attempted to use the large groups as a diversion to sneak over the border.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend migrant families who illegally crossed the border to seek asylum. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Pelosi: Resolution Against Emergency Declaration Is ‘About Patriotism’

During a press conference on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that the House will pass a resolution against President Trump’s national emergency declaration in order to “defend our democracy,” and that the resolution is “about patriotism.” Pelosi said,

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during a news conference a day after a bipartisan group of House and Senate bargainers met to craft a border security compromise aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott …

GOP Sen. Johnson: I’m Not Sure How I’ll Vote on Emergency Declaration

During a portion of an interview set to air on Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) said he’s not sure how he’ll vote on a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Johnson said, “I’m

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Brooks: Emergency Declaration Is Trump ‘Giving Himself a Performance Trophy’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that President Trump’s national emergency declaration is the president “giving himself a performance trophy” after he lost the government shutdown. Brooks said, “Yeah, well, this is awful. You know, I don’t

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Maher: Trump’s Emergency Declaration Is ‘More of That Slow-Moving Coup’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that President Trump’s national emergency declaration is “more of that slow-moving coup that I keep talking about.” Maher said, “[T]his is fundamental, really serious, democracy hanging by a thread kind

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