Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas hand-delivered a letter as President Obama emerged from Air Force One in Austin, repeating his demand that the government send 1,000 troops to the Texas-Mexico border.
Chalk it up perhaps to election-year bizarreness, but suddenly the capital is debating whether the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ought to be repealed, refined or left alone. Specifically, the back-and-forth, which started among Senate Republicans and was joined Tuesday by the White House, focuses on the amendment's citizenship clause.
SEIU, one of the nation's biggest labor unions and a major backer of President Obama, is condemning his Department of Homeland Security's immigration enforcement practices, protesting the use of deportation quotas for agents and expanded workplace audits.