About 30 illegal immigrants set out Aug. 1 for a cross-country, 'no papers, no fear' bus trip. Supporters say the riders are highlighting the need for immigration reform. Detractors say they are thumbing their noses at the law and should be detained.
The Senate on Monday takes up a cyber security bill affecting companies that own power systems, water facilities, and other critical infrastructure. Though new security standards would not be mandatory, the private sector remains cautious.
Congress is investigating reports that foreign nationals training to fly planes in the US were not properly vetted or are in the country on fraudulent visas – a lapse from standards set up after the 9/11 attacks.