Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson is returning to his home state of South Dakota for the first time since suffering a life-threatening brain hemorrhage eight months ago. He has been recovering at hospitals and in his Fairfax, Va., home and has not appeared in public since he fell ill. He will travel to South Dakota this month and is expected to return to the Senate in September. He has been undergoing speech therapy.
Toddler finally joins parents in U.S.
A toddler from Morocco who had been separated from parents for two years because of immigration delays was reunited with his parents Tuesday. Ahmedyassine Boujrad, 3, arrived at Reagan National Airport for a reunion with Abdeloihab and Leila Boujrad. Abdeloihab Boujrad, 38, is a U.S. citizen originally from Morocco. The couple had been trying since June 2005 to get the paperwork for Ahmedyassine to join them in the United States. Immigration officials never explained the delay, but officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations theorize it was caused by the boy's name. It is similar to Sheik Ahmed Yassin, founder of the militant group Hamas.
Wrongly deported American returns
An American missing in Mexico for nearly three months after being wrongfully deported has been found and reunited with his family. Pedro Guzman, 29, was taken into custody Sunday at the border crossing in Calexico, Calif., as he tried to enter the United States, said Mark Rosenbaum, of the American Civil Liberties Union. Guzman, appearing exhausted and confused, did not offer much information on where he had been, Rosenbaum said. Relatives have said he is mildly developmentally disabled. State Department officials said the family had told them that he had no mental incapacity.