The problem isn’t Central America’s child refugees. It’s the countries they come from.

Shouldn’t we be debating what to do about that?

State Department’s visa backlog persists

(J. Scott Applewhite / ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The State Department’s processing of visas is still slow due to a global computer glitch that shut the system down almost two weeks ago.

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Colorado to begin offering licenses for immigrants

(Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)

Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to get drivers’ licenses and identification cards beginning Friday, a heavy demand causing frustration for those who must wait.

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5 things to know on the AP-GfK immigration poll

Five things to know from the new Associated Press-GfK poll on immigration:

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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

(Eric Gay, Pool / Associated Press)

For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.

Morning Plum: On border crisis, Ted Cruz and Steve King are not outliers

Their position on immigration is the GOP position on immigration.

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112 arrested at protest against US deportations

(Connor Radnovich / Associated Press)

Police say they have arrested 112 people for blocking traffic outside the White House during a rally called to protest U.S. policies on deporting migrants in the country illegally.