Delays at U.S.-Mexico border crossings cost the U.S. economy $7.8 billion in 2011, as improvements have lagged behind traffic growth and the political focus has been on securing the rest of the border.
A skirmish between the FBI and the Boston police erupted into public view after the bureau sought to rebut a claim that police weren’t aware of a federal probe of the alleged mastermind of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Senators in both parties questioned the effectiveness of U.S. border-security efforts as lawmakers begin debating a measure to revise immigration laws and create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to heed their countries’ “very significant common interests” in Syria and redouble efforts to end the war that’s destabilizing the Middle East.
Alejandro Vega hiked five days through the Arizona desert and then toiled 10 years busing restaurant tables, building roads and cleaning manure out of horse corrals in the U.S. before his deportation in 2009.