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Bloomberg Washington Prepare for the invasion of the drones . Despite an FAA ban on commercial use of drones, they are buzzing around all over the place. They are filming sports events, mapping agricultural lands and photographing neighborhoods for real estate interests. For every time the FAA orders an operator to stand down -- as it did after a Michigan florist did a test delivery by drone and in January with Lakemaid Beer, which posted a video online proposing 12-pack deliveries to Minnesota ice fishermen -- untold others fly below the radar, said Patrick Egan, a Sacramento, California-based author and producer of an annual unmanned aircraft expo in San Francisco. It's a classic case of technology and the private market flying past the regulatory agencies and Bloomberg's Alan Levin has the story. Bloomberg Washington will return to your inbox on Tuesday. - Jeanne Cummings @JeanneCummings BLOOMBERG EXCLUSIVES Extending tax breaks is
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Bloomberg Washington After following a policy of aggressively deporting undocumented workers in his first term, President Barack Obama is scaling back amid pressure from Hispanic lawmakers and advocates. "You can't say you're going to protect the undocumented and give them a pathway to citizenship, and then deport them in unprecedented numbers," Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat, told Michael C. Bender. Under new guidelines that focus on public safety and security, the administration's deportation rate is slated to drop to a six-year low. Those figures could complicate the White House push for broader changes in immigration law next year. House members resisting such a measure have long leaned toward tougher enforcement as the solution, and this trend could create new talking points against passage. - Jeanne Cummings @JeanneCummings BLOOMBERG EXCLUSIVES Fed's $4 trillion assets draw lawmaker ire amid bubble c