Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

U.S. House to vote next week on competing immigration bills

In a severe blow to moderates’ hopes of forcing action on an issue that has long bedeviled the GOP, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers fell two signatures short of completing a petition that would set up debate on legislation to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune

Apprehensions at Texas-Mexico border spiked in May

The number of family units who were apprehended or turned themselves in to border agents on the southwest border during the current fiscal year dipped slightly. But the number of families caught entering the country illegally at the southwest border last month increased sixfold compared with the same month in 2017.

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