Immigration

Biden, Democrats push for DHS hiring spree despite failed supplemental vote

Republicans block measure with aid to Ukraine and Israel, as well as billions of dollars for massive DHS hiring.

DOJ, DHS would get more staffing for children in immigration courts under bipartisan bill

Lawmakers in both parties and chambers are hoping to reduce one of the most significant backlogs in government.

Biden seeks federal hiring surge in new $100B emergency funding request

A variety of agencies would collectively add nearly 6,000 employees if Congress provides the supplemental funding.

ICE officials didn’t accurately report how they disrupted transnational criminals, OIG says

Immigration officials didn’t know how many transnational criminal organizations they impacted over five years due to a data filing misstep, according to the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general.

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.