The Pentagon is asking Congress to approve a plan shifting about $9.6 billion in this year’s defense budget to priority projects, mostly to pay for greater- than-expected Afghanistan war and transportation costs.
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.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a meeting of Afghan and Pakistani officials today for what he described as extensive, productive and constructive dialogue aimed of bolstering trust between both countries and speeding possible reconciliation talks with the Taliban.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, interviewed at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, took issue with his party’s immigration platform, saying that tough policies are costing Republicans elections and presidential nominee Mitt Romney can help bridge a “gap” among Hispanic voters if he shares more of his personal story and beliefs.
As Hispanic and Asian-Americans account for a growing share of the U.S. electorate -- one in four of all American voters by 2020 -- Republicans face a political imperative in supporting a path to citizenship for many of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.
A bipartisan group of senators negotiating a rewrite of U.S. immigration law has agreed on border-protection principles that would create a foundation for legislative action, according to people familiar with the talks.