White House officials have said in media reports that the funding request is likely to be for $2 billion. There has been a steady stream of children from Central America crossing the border illegally this year. The funds are needed to pay for more immigration judges and asylum officials to process the backlog of cases. "There is a view that is shared among both Democrats and Republicans that there is work that we can do to continue to secure the borders. And processing these cases through the immigration system is a part of that," he said.
Mark Udall's re-election campaign. The president is scheduled to arrive in Denver Tuesday evening and give a speech on Wednesday. Obama later has a closed-door fundraiser for Udall, who is seeking a second term in the Senate. Udall's race against Republican congressman Cory Gardner is one of the most competitive Senate races in the country. Gardner has hammered Udall's support for Obama's health care law.
Obama to speak at Paramount on Thursday | www.statesman.com
Sunday, July 6, 2014 Obama to speak at Paramount on Thursday By Jonathan Tilove American-Statesman Staff President Barack Obama will talk about the economy at Austins Paramount Theater midday Thursday, the White House announced on Sunday. Free tickets will be limited to one per person and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the theater, 713 Congress Ave. The president will travel to Austin on Wednesday and will participate in a Democratic National Committee fundraising event that evening, and another DNC event Thursday morning. He is expected to speak at the Paramount just after noon before flying back to Washington, D.C. More News
Deportations on decline, despite $1M PR campaign to counter border surge | Fox News
as children to stay. But the Obama administration points to a 2008 Bush administration-era law that made it difficult to send back minors from Central America who cross the border unaccompanied. The Obama administration is now seeking additional authority to speed up such deportation proceedings, but until then is pursuing a multi-pronged PR campaign whose results remain to be seen. Announced last week, the $1 million media campaign will warn families in Central America that making the trek to the U.S.-Mexico border is not worth the risk. The so-called "Dangers Awareness Campaign" will employ hundreds of billboards and some 6,500 public service announcements for radio and television stations in the target countries. One offering has an image of a child's footprints in the desert running toward the horizon with the message in Spanish: "I thought it would be easy for my son to get papers in the USA. ... I was wrong." According to CBP, the campaign will include media events in the U.S. in areas with high concentrations of Central American residents, including New York and Los Angeles.
Opinion: Why we must now sue President Obama - CNN.com
That's why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country. The President's response: "So sue me." John Boehner What's disappointing is the President's flippant dismissal of the Constitution we are both sworn to defend. It is utterly beneath the dignity of the office. I know the President is frustrated. I'm frustrated. The American people are frustrated, too.
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