WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis on the border.<br />
The recommendations from a working group created by House Speaker John Boehner could come as early as Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday, according to the group's leader, Congresswoman Kay Granger of Texas.<br />
At the same time Republicans are working to significantly pare down President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, hoping to act within weeks on a smaller spending bill along with a package of policy changes.<br />
The action comes as lawmakers say Congress must swiftly act to deal with tens of thousands of unaccompanied youths from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala arriving at the border.<br />
(Please check back for updates to this developing story.)
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
Nine students from Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial Design and fourteen students from the University of North Georgia’s doctoral program of Physical Therapy are spending the week on the Dahlonega school’s campus, collaborating to meet the needs of some special north Georgians who face unique physical and sensory challenges.