More than 300 amendments were submitted for possible inclusion in a sweeping immigration reform package – at least 100 of them from two Republicans, Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Here are eight notable changes GOP lawmakers want to see in bill, as the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up amendments between now and Memorial Day.
President Obama's trip to Mexico will help better integrate the two economies. And a piece of the Senate immigration-reform bill focuses on integrating the mainly Mexican population of undocumented immigrants. Each country must respect the other's sensitivities on these two integrations.
The federal government is now examining the intelligence it had of Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the Boston marathon bombing in order to determine whether it could have acted to prevent the attack. Different spellings of the suspected bomber's name appear to have helped him avoid detection during recent travels to Russia.