Mon Jul 28, 2014 AT 8:47 AM EDT
Newsmax reports House Republicans will attempt to pass a “skinnied down” immigration bill this week before they break for August recess. The bill is expected to include emergency funding, but not as much as the $3.7 billion request by President Obama.
Fri Jul 25, 2014 AT 8:31 AM EDT
Newsmax reports the Obama administration is considering a new immigration plan that would offer refugee status to children and young adults in Honduras. The process would start with the screening of children and young adults in Honduras. Those accepted could then travel to the U.S. without going through Mexico. Officials assume 5,000 Hondurans would apply and 1,750 would be accepted. If successful, officials would look to expand it to Guatemala and El Salvador.
Thu Jul 24, 2014 AT 8:46 AM EDT
U.S. officials have identified a Russian Cossack leader suspected to have ordered the missile attack on the downed Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine, reports NBC News. Nikolai Kozitsyn, the leader of Russia’s Don Cossacks, can be heard cursing “spies” on the downed flight in a phone call just after the plane was shot down.