| New reports are saying that the White House plans to ask for $3.7 billion from Congress to fight the surge of illegal immigrants crossing the border, almost double the initial request for $2 billion.
| Gov. Rick Perry testified at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas that in addition to the humanitarian crisis created by a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants, there is a crisis involving border security.
| President Obama's new press secretary, Josh Earnest, says, "At this point it seems as though Republicans have shifted their opposition into a higher gear. Frankly, it's a gear that I didn't know previously existed."