Immigration

GovExec Daily: Criminal Referrals at the Border and Immigration Policy

Syracuse University's Austin Kocher joins the podcast to his latest immigration research.

An Immigration Judges Union That Was Busted by the Trump Administration Is Seeking A New Election

The National Association of Immigration Judges is pursuing two tracks to becoming recertified as a federal employee union and recognized by management at the Justice Department.

AFGE Will Split from Its ICE Union Over Ideological Divide

A union council representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees has been agitating to become independent, although the move presents risks for the group.

The Justice Department is Investigating Texas’ Operation Lone Star for Alleged Civil Rights Violations

Emails obtained by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune confirm that federal authorities are probing discrimination claims involving Gov. Greg Abbott’s multibillion-dollar border initiative.

Supreme Court’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Ruling Puts Immigration Policy in the Hands of Voters – as Long as Elected Presidents Follow the Rules

In the last decision of the term, the Supreme Court cleared a barrier for the Biden administration to end a Trump-era policy returning asylum seekers arriving in the U.S. to camps in Mexico.

Biden Announces 'Unprecedented' Federal Deployments to Crack Down on Human Smuggling

The president also vows to dramatically increase refugee resettlements from the Americas despite his administration's failures to date.

The Biden Administration Begins Shifting Asylum Determinations to Federal Officers

The policy is aimed at speeding up the process and taking some work away from the severely backlogged immigration courts.

Treasury Department Opens Investigation into Gov. Greg Abbott’s Use of Federal Funds for Border Mission

Texas has been using coronavirus relief money to help pay for the multibillion-dollar deployment.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Sues Biden Administration Over Asylum Plan

The plan would overhaul the process for migrants seeking asylum, aiming to reduce the average wait time for a decision from five years to six months.

The Biden Administration Is Confident It Has the Staff to Handle the Expected Increase of Migrants at the Border

DHS is hiring contractors, deploying staff and engaging with other agencies, but says it will not sacrifice any part of its mission.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on whether Biden Can Toss Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy

The Biden administration had ended the policy that forced 70,000 migrants to wait in Mexico. But a federal judge in Texas forced the administration to restart the program in December.

Texas Sues to Block Biden Administration from Lifting Title 42, a Pandemic-era Health Rule Used to Expel Migrants

Texas has led the legal fight against the Biden administration’s immigration policies, filing numerous lawsuits that have led to judges overturning or altering those policies.

Biden Is Tapping Federal Resources to Expedite Fleeing Ukrainians' Entry to the United States

Federal personnel will attempt to fulfill the administration's goal of allowing 100,000 Ukrainians to enter the country.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s Plan to Bus Migrants to Washington, D.C., Will Be Voluntary

Abbott said he’s responding to the Biden administration announcement that it will lift a pandemic-era emergency health order that allowed immigration authorities to turn away migrants at the border, even those seeking asylum.