Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border - CNN Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he plans to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the state's border with Mexico to staunch the flow of migrant children coming from Central America. Perry will also reportedly "call on President Barack Obama and Congress to hire an additional 3,000 border patrol agents for the Texas border." The two men met earlier this month over unaccompanied minors. In an interview with CNN, Perry would not say whether he would support Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to address the influx of migrant children.
Immigration courts bracing for influx of youth migrants - USAToday This report takes you inside an immigration court in San Antonio, where every Wednesday a judge hears juvenile cases. From the story: "Some had attorneys; others were there alone. All were from Central America." The juvenile cases are straining an immigration court system that already has a record backlog of about 375,000 cases, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research group at Syracuse University.
Deportation deferrals expiring, immigrants seek to renew status - Southern California Public Radio As the Obama administration looks for a way to expedite the deportation of the migrant children at the border, another set of young people are coming up on two years of avoiding deportation. More than a million immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children have been able to get deportation deferrals under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But the deferrals are expiring, and if recipients want to avoid an interruption in their status, they have to reapply.
Thousands attend special Mass for immigrants at Los Angeles cathedral - Los Angeles Daily News Faithful from around southern California worshipped at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles Sunday "to pray for immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform." The service marked the third year in a row that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles had organized a special Mass for immigrants.
N.Y. immigration groups to close over alleged fraud - Reuters Two of the country's biggest immigration service non-profits — The International Professional Association and the International Immigrants Foundation — are closing their doors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had filed suit against the organizations when he was New York's attorney general, accusing them of having "charged exorbitant fees for services including securing work permits and residency and that their workers falsely claimed to be lawyers."