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Jennifer Scholtes

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Jennifer Scholtes writes for CQ Homeland Security. Since starting at CQ in 2007, she has covered floor procedure and legislation in both the House and Senate. Before that, she was chief copy editor for the Paradise Post in northern California and a reporter with Media Newsgroup newspapers in that region. űJen is a graduate of Chico State's journalism school and grew up in the California college town known for being home to Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. ű

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Stories by Jennifer Scholtes:

White House Ducks Questions on Deporting Child Migrants

June 9, 2014

The Obama administration stressed Monday that child migrants entering the country illegally must go through deportation proceedings, but continued to avoid answering questions about how many of them actually show up and end up getting deported.

White House Boosts Response to Surge in Child Migrants

June 2, 2014

President Barack Obama ordered the creation of a high-level working group to respond to the recent surge in unaccompanied immigrant children, following congressional criticism that he has neglected to acknowledge the extra money and effort needed to handle the crisis.

Alone, Illegal and Underage: The Child Migrant Crisis

May 28, 2014

On America’s southern border, officials have watched for the past few years as a trickle of children crossing the Rio Grande illegally without their parents has turned into a veritable flood. So many kids, in fact, that the issue has triggered a crisis, as Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson had to issue an emergency alert this month establishing a shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas to house the thousands of youths entering each week.

Clash Over NSA Spy Programs on Capitol Hill

June 13, 2013

Top law enforcement and intelligence officials fiercely defended the Obama administration’s sweeping surveillance programs on Capitol Hill Thursday, emphasizing their legality, their record of success in thwarting terrorist attacks and the many opportunities lawmakers have had over the years to alter the programs that some are now criticizing as too intrusive.

Inhofe Reverses Stance on Possible Rice Nomination

Nov. 26, 2012

One of the Senate’s strongest critics of Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is changing his tune. Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., said Monday night that he would not necessarily oppose Rice if President Barack Obama nominates her as his next secretary of State.

Lieberman Blasts Panel Republican for Leaking Secret Service Probe Details

Oct. 19, 2012

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joseph I. Lieberman on Friday chided a leading Republican on his panel for divulging details of an unpublished investigation into the Secret Service’s prostitution scandal this spring.

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