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  • Border bill fits Rep. Henry Cuellar's history of bipartisanship

    WASHINGTON Rep. Henry Cuellar has never been shy about breaking party ranks. But in recent weeks, the Laredo Democrat has taken that to new levels. He alienated the White House by publicly and relentlessly prodding the president to visit the border...
  • GOP border report advises 'compassionate but tough' response

    WASHINGTON Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, who heads a Republican House of Representatives working group on the southern border crisis, offered recommendations Wednesday that she called "common-sense, compassionate but tough solutions" to deal with the surge...
  • Young immigrants must risk deportation for chance to gain legal status

    Since November, Oscar has been living with his grandmother in Fort Worth, attending public high school and dreaming of becoming a police officer. He is one of thousands of young migrants from Central America who crossed the border illegally and hope...
  • Cuellar's immigration stance a lesson in bipartisanship

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Thursday, July 24: Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, has an excellent point about bipartisanship and the political sacrifices necessary to break the Washington logjam. Bipartisanship...
  • Senators spar over the need for new voting rights legislation

    Republicans and Democrats in the Senate argued bitterly Wednesday about the need for a new law to protect the voting rights of minorities. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to resuscitate a critical provision of the...
  • Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records

    Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records
    Hoping to make some of the most significant reforms to the Freedom of Information Act in decades, the Senate has introduced bipartisan legislation — similar to one already passed in the House — to improve public access to government records....
  • Obama says he will overhaul immigration without Congress' help

    Obama says he will overhaul immigration without Congress' help
    President Obama, saying he’s convinced that House Republicans will not take action to reform immigration laws this year, vowed Monday to use his executive authority to “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without...
  • Most in flood of young immigrants will be sent home, White House says

    Facing mounting political pressure to stop the influx of children and teens from Central America crossing the Southwest border, the White House said for the first time Monday that most of those apprehended "will be returned" home. Josh Earnest, the...
  • Rick Perry's border campaign for president

    Rick Perry's border campaign for president
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a response to the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. He's calling up the National Guard. To do what? Provide day care? After all, this latest wave of undocumented immigrants is making headlines...
  • 'Photo op' gaffe reveals Obama's tin ear

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels. Particularly in today's social-media...
  • 2 Texas lawmakers offer bipartisan bill to combat border crisis

    2 Texas lawmakers offer bipartisan bill to combat border crisis
    In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers -- one Democrat, one Republican -- are proposing a bipartisan bill that would empower the U.S. to speed up immigration hearings in hopes of stemming the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border....
  • No quick and easy solutions to the border crisis

     No quick and easy solutions to the border crisis
    There have been some recent stirrings of reasonableness in Washington over the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border, stirrings that should be supported and nurtured like, well, a child. But let's not fool ourselves: The proposals being bandied...