Federal immigration officials have discretionary power to give a pass to military spouses, who are in the U.S. illegally, so they could process paperwork here and not have to leave. That pass is called parole in place.
He survived four assassination attempts, including a kidnapping, in Mexico.
Mexican authorities continue to find bodies in mass graves near the town of San Fernando. The Mexican community lies about 90 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. The grim task of identifying the more than 140 bodies is under way.
The number of ramshackle neighborhoods along the border called "colonias" grew, but many were not counted in the census.