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8 hrs ago | Free Republic

DOD to provide space for 5,000 more migrant children until next year

The U.S. military will provide housing space for up to an additional 5,000 unaccompanied Central American children who have illegally come across the border, Pentagon spokesman Col.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, US Military, Fort Sill, US Army, US Air Force, US News

19 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Fix 2008 Immigration Reform Law to Help Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Over the past two months, I have toured the Border Patrol facility in McAllen, Texas, and the Department of Health and Human Services facility at Lackland Air Force Base where immigrant children without legal status are being processed.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, McAllen, TX, US Military, US Air Force, 9, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Vermont looks for housing for child refugees from Central America

Gov. Peter Shumlin has asked the mayor of Burlington to identify facilities in Vermont that could temporarily house immigrant children from Central America.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Immigration Reform, US Military, US Air Force

Roll Call

Treating PTSD in Military Dogs

WOAI in San Antonio has a piece on post-traumatic stress disorder in military dogs, highlighting the work of Walter Burghardt, a veterinarian and researcher at Lackland Air Force Base in the Texas city.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Walter Jones, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

CBS Local

Kaufman County: No Illegal Immigrant Children Here

Kaufman County Commissioners approved a resolution on Monday telling the federal government that they don't want to house any illegal immigrants in their communities.

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Related Topix: Kaufman County, TX, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US Military, US Air Force

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Texas Group Finds Most Unaccompanied Children Could Qualify for Relief

More than half of the unaccompanied Central American children who are in U.S. custody after crossing the U.S. border could be found eligible for relief by a U.S. immigration judge, according to an assessment by Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services .

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Hot Air

WaPo: White House was warned two years ago of growing border crisis...

In case you missed it this weekend, make amends now . We already knew that the White House was warned years ago about a surge of illegal immigrant children at the border: It was Rick Perry, in fact, who warned them .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Rick Perry, US Governors, Family, Kids, US Military, US Air Force

The Times

Fleeing children pose no health threat to U.S.

Re: Alvy McDaniel, "Illegal immigrants can pose a health threat to U.S.," July 16, 6A In a letter published July 16, Alvy McDaniel maintains that the unaccompanied minors crossing our southern border carry a host of diseases including smallpox and "possibly Ebola."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US News, US Military, US Air Force

Washington Times

Obama ignored warnings of illegal child crossings on the border for 2 years: report

U.S. border patrol agents spent the last two years issuing warnings to the Obama administration about an uptick in the number of illegal minor-aged immigrants crossers, a new report from the University of Team at El Paso found.

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Related Topix: Brownsville, TX, US Military, US Air Force

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Mediaite.com

Fox's Jeanine Pirro: Obama Purposely Using Immigration Crisis to 'Change the Demographics'

President Barack Obama has intentionally allowed the border crisis to get this far as a way to shift demographics in favor of the Democrats.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, US Military, US Air Force, Television

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Boston.com

Some children with claims of abuse overlooked at border

The first time her aunt in Mexico took her out at night, the young teenager was told they were headed to a party.

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Related Topix: Mexico, MO, Honduras, World News, Central America, US News, US Military, US Air Force,

The Washington Post

Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis

Many warnings of a growing border crisis: A timeline of events leading up to the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America entering the United States illegally.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, University of Texas at El Paso, US Military, US Air Force

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Raw Story

Some Bible verses for the Good ChristiansA angry that migrant kids might sleep in a bed

The horror show that is the growing right wing demands that migrant children who are being detained be - well, it's hard to say, but the implication is that it's wrong to detain them anywhere, and so I guess the demand is to wipe them off the face of the planet? - gets uglier by the minute.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Military, US Air Force

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Washington Times

Blumenthal to visit border to see migrant children

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is traveling to the U.S. border with Mexico to see firsthand the crisis involving tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, McAllen, TX, US Military, US Air Force

The Bandera County Courier

Current 'humanitarian crisis'

Pictured: Senator John Cornyn During a Wednesday, July 9, telephone conference, United States Senator John Cornyn discussed the humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border - and President Barack Obama's perceived "tone deaf" response to it.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas, Barack Obama, US Military, US Air Force

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

U.S. towns fight to avoid taking in migrant minors

A shelter for Central American children who crossed the border illegally opened behind Gregg Griffith's house here a few months ago.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Saint Paul's College, US Military, US Air Force, Sports

Times Observer

Military News

Andrew R. Hammersley graduated from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas on May 2. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Hammersley, is a 2013 graduate of Warren Area High School and attended the pre-engineering program at Warren County Career Center.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Sheppard Air Force Base, Warren, PA

Anchorage Daily News

Murkowski headed to Mexican border for firsthand look at immigration crisis

Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will travel to Texas on Thursday for a firsthand look at the crisis of migrant children unfolding on the Mexican border, her office said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US Military, US Air Force, Senator Mazie Hirono, Representative Mazie Hirono, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Newport News police dog retires

According to a post on the Newport News Police Department's Facebook page , K-9 Jordan was born May 25, 2003 on Lackland Air Force Base as part of the canine puppy program.

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Related Topix: Newport News, VA, US Military, US Air Force

Fox News

Illegal immigrant children may soon call multimillion-dollar hotel home

The Obama administration could soon be housing hundreds of illegal immigrant children at a multimillion-dollar hotel complex in Texas, just a few miles from the Mexican border - and it could cost taxpayers nearly $50 million, sources with knowledge of the deal tell me.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Military, US Air Force

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