Increased rights from recent rulings in San Francisco and Atlanta, Georgia, may force a rethinking of this immigration program.
With oil prices down by half since July, the Venezuelan leader's largess may dry up.
It hopes a deal to ship Iranian gas to India via Pakistan can boost its energy supply, regional ties.
Amid growing opposition, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on Sunday for more time to negotiate a plan that could begin US troop withdrawals in June 2009.
Pakistan weighs asking the IMF for a loan, while continuing to battle militants in Swat and Bajaur in the northwest.
The US spends twice as much on healthcare per capita than other nations but still trails in access to care.
Bush says reforms must improve, not fetter, the free market; Europeans hint at more robust intervention.