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May 13, 2014

Politics won’t drive U.S. deportation review, security chief says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, charged by President Barack Obama with reviewing U.S. policies on deportation, said on Tuesday he would not let political considerations constrain him from making improvements to the system.

Johnson’s department is considering changes to policies that determine how illegal immigrants are selected for removal from the United States.

May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
May 12, 2014

At White House, Uruguay president urges U.S. to become bilingual

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Uruguay President Jose Mujica, meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, on Monday urged the United States to become bilingual, joking that immigrants from Latin America would fill the country with Spanish speakers.

“We belong to a continent where our mother tongue is more or less Spanish. And we live in a time where we need to learn English,” the leftist Mujica, dressed in a suit but no tie, said to Obama.

May 12, 2014
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May 12, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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