In the last 48 hours, the simmering conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip exploded and have justifiably dominated the headlines. The crisis on the southern border, however, remains a pressing issue with no resolution in sight.

President Barack Obama’s commitment to speed up the deportations of the waves of immigrants crossing the border is meeting with resistance from some Democrats in Congress who worry about American officials breaking up families with ties to the U.S. Democrats have also expressed concerns about a Republican plan to amend a 2008 human trafficking law, which some say has increased the number of minors from noncontiguous nations crossing the border.