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Elsa Ramirez, 27, deported from the United States July 18, stands just inside the doorway of her mother's home, in Tocoa, Honduras.  (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Elsa Ramirez, 27, deported from the United States July 18, stands just inside the doorway of her mother's home, in Tocoa, Honduras. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

TOCOA, Honduras (AP) -- Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.

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Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico July 12. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico July 12. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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House GOP border plan: Cut budget request, send troops

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

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Tobias Titz, Getty Images
Tobias Titz, Getty Images
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Should NJ house illegal immigrants?

Governor Christie has expressed that he feels the country needs to secure its borders, and limit illegal immigrants from moving in. He stated that there could be a chance that these immigrants will be housed in New Jersey.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media before speaking to a meeting of local party activists, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Algona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media before speaking to a meeting of local party activists, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Algona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House's response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.

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Shoes are seen beside the train tracks in Ixtepec, Mexico. Migrants pay thousands of dollars per person to smuggling networks that in turn pay off officials, gangs operating on trains and drug cartels controlling the routes north. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Shoes are seen beside the train tracks in Ixtepec, Mexico. Migrants pay thousands of dollars per person to smuggling networks that in turn pay off officials, gangs operating on trains and drug cartels controlling the routes north. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Migration to north spotlights Mexican ‘coyote’ smugglers

TECUNUMAN, Guatemala (AP) -- The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"

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Demonstrators hold signs and flags outside the Mexican Consulate on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Houston. The sharp contrast in how Americans are reacting to the immigrant influx mirrors the divisiveness seen in Congress.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Demonstrators hold signs and flags outside the Mexican Consulate on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Houston. The sharp contrast in how Americans are reacting to the immigrant influx mirrors the divisiveness seen in Congress. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour.

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Shapreice Townsend, left, looks at a pen he received from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, who signed a bill into law for New York City municipal identification cards, outside the main Brooklyn library Thursday, July 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Shapreice Townsend, left, looks at a pen he received from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, who signed a bill into law for New York City municipal identification cards, outside the main Brooklyn library Thursday, July 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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Mayor signs law to create NYC municipal ID cards

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration statuses, providing a valuable document to access certain services for those who struggled to get them.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks about President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, during a news conference. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks about President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, during a news conference. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Possible compromise emerges on border request

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Outlines of a possible compromise over President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency border spending request are emerging on Capitol Hill.

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities to talk to some of the unaccompanied children that crossed the border in Nogales, Ariz., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Schennum)
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities to talk to some of the unaccompanied children that crossed the border in Nogales, Ariz., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Schennum)
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Court halts Arizona denial of licenses for immigrants

PHOENIX (AP) -- An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

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President Barack Obama watches as Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas administers the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama watches as Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas administers the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that the country is, and always has been, a nation of immigrants.

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