As Biden boosts legal immigration pathways, an implementing agency is pushed to the brink

Underresourced and overstretched, USCIS is struggling to keep pace with Biden’s immigration legacy.

Biden Deploys Thousands to the Border, and Some of the New Assignments Aren't Optional

At least some staff at the departments of Homeland Security and Defense are facing mandatory assignments as an expected migrant surge strains resources.

Mass Turnover and Retirements Could Soon Plague the Overtaxed DHS Workforce, IG Warns

Workforce burdens are likely to escalate as Homeland Security secretary warns of "extremely challenging" period to begin next week.

HHS Failed to Screen All Employees Working at Shelters for Migrant Children

The Biden administration ignored its own background check policies as it struggled to handle a 700% increase in unaccompanied children arriving at the border.

As the White House and GOP Make Separate Pushes for More Permanent Staffing, Biden Sends Troops to the Border

Biden follows Trump and others in tapping the Pentagon for support ahead of expected increase in migrant encounters.

Biden Administration to Shift Funds, Deploy Staff Internationally as Part of Immigration Shakeup

Several agencies are implementing new policies as pandemic-era immigration policy comes to an end.

Migrant Deaths in Mexico Put Spotlight on U.S. Policy that Shifted Immigration Enforcement South

‘Extensive use’ of detention led to tragic fire, according to the UN special rapporteur for migrant rights. U.S.-Mexico policy has fueled the growth.

Federal Asylum Officers Blast New Biden Rule as Contrary to Legal, Moral Obligations

Management has told employees they understand the concerns, but employees will either have to comply or quit.

ICE, Prison Targeted Immigrants Seeking Medical Care, Complaint Says

The complain alleges that staff at two facilities in Nevada have engaged in retaliatory transfers and medical abuse, including refusing to treat “a severe case of trench foot" for one detainee.

Biden’s Border Crackdown Explained – a Refugee Law Expert Looks at the Legality and Impact of New Asylum Rule

With the expiration of a pandemic-era restriction, the Biden administration is set to impose a new rule to curtail immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

State Department Opens Up Refugee Sponsorship to Individual Americans

The Biden administration, having bemoaned its internal shortfalls, leans on others outside government to meet the president's lofty admission goals.

Joe Biden Tours El Paso for First Border Visit of His Presidency

He was greeted by Gov. Greg Abbott upon arrival at the El Paso airport. Abbott has been a chief critic of Biden’s immigration policies and has frequently called on him to visit the border over the past year.

Biden Announces More Resources for the Border as He Aims to Further Restrict Illegal Crossings

The administration will also expand humanitarian programs, though staffing shortfalls could hurt implementation.

Supreme Court Rules to Keep Title 42, the Pandemic-Era Policy to Quickly Turn Away Migrants, for Now

The court ordered the Biden administration to continue enforcing the policy while Texas and other states that want to keep the Trump-era rule in place prepare their legal arguments.

Anticipating a Surge in Border Crossings Amid Cold Temperatures, El Paso Declares a State of Emergency

With Title 42 ending next week, El Paso officials expect the number of migrants crossing the border could double. Declaring a state of emergency should open more options to provide migrants shelter from below-freezing temperatures.