* Administration projects the cost of rebuilding New Orleans levees will be $10 billion, triple the previous estimate. Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D): "This means that, just two months before hurricane season, the Corps of Engineers informs us they cannot ensure even the minimum safety of southeastern Louisiana. This is totally unacceptable." [WP]


* Bush, in Cancun with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, aims to rebuild trust and find "move forward" on immigration. Bush: "We don't want people sneaking into our country who are going to do jobs Americans don't want. We want them coming in an orderly way." [WP, NYT, USAT, AP]

* Pentagon will test the "largest single explosive we could imagine" --a bunker-busting 700-ton explosive-- at the Nevada Test Site. [WP]

* Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner says restructuring of intelligence agencies is not an improvement. [WP]

* Immigration issue divides Democrats and organized labor. [WP]

* Senate begins arduous task of debating immigration legislation. [W$J, NYT]

* Sen. Frist "faces mounting criticism" for pursuing self-interests ahead of his party. [LAT]

* Senate tackles issue of foreign investments in the U.S. in the wake of Dubai ports controversy. [W$J]

* Republicans try to bring down 527s as MoveOn.org puts its 527 on hold. [NYT, WP]

* Rep. Tom Tancredo's (R-Colo.) political life began with his "obsession to stem the tide of immigration"; Congressional colleagues see him as a "loose cannon or even a zealot." [WP]

* For some lawmakers, "amnesty" is a scarlet letter. [WP]

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