From California to Massachusetts, communities are offering facilities to take in child migrants until they connect with relatives, plea asylum cases or enter into foster care. But not every US community is putting out a welcome mat.
It's not enough to come from a dangerous place. Child migrants seeking to stay in the US must show they face persecution due to a specific group affiliation. That's why so many apply instead for Special Immigrant Juveniles Status.
On Fox News, Texas Gov. Rick Perry made comments related to the border crisis, and at a briefing Thursday, the White House press secretary offered the Obama administration's perspective on immigration issues.
With midterm elections and control of the Senate up for grabs, President Obama opted to shelve his 'chained CPI' proposal that would have affected Social Security benefits. Many Democrats welcome the move.