Immigration

The Biden Team Struggled to Implement New Immigration Policies Due to Poor Interagency Coordination

The administration was looking for quick solutions to handle historic upticks in migrants crossing the border.

Migrant Children at Fort Bliss Shelter Faced Distress, Long Release Waits

Inspector General report shows operational challenges within the Office of Refugee Resettlement and its contractor-run shelter in 2021

Border Patrol Agents Cut Corners on Migrant Processing as Numbers Spiked

DHS remains ill-prepared for properly handling unusually high numbers of migrants, IG says.

Border Agency Deactivates Regional Twitter Account that Promoted Homophobic Tweet

The agency shut down the Twitter account for its West Texas regional office, saying “unauthorized and inappropriate content” was posted on the account on Saturday.

Immigration Judges Say the FLRA Made Up Rules to Decertify Union

In its appeal in federal circuit court, the National Association of Immigration Judges accused the Federal Labor Relations Authority’s then-Republican majority of already deciding to decertify the union before considering arguments in the case.

Shelter Sickness: Migrants See Health Problems Linger and Worsen While Waiting at the Border

U.S. immigration policies, an increasing number of migrants, and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the growth of the Mexican shelter system, in which people are getting sick and medical care is limited.

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.