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FILE - In this June 10, 2021 file photo, a pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico to Yuma, Ariz., to seek asylum. As the delta variant fuels an increase of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., some of President Joe Biden's critics blame the surge on his border policies, which allow some migrants to enter the country to apply for asylum. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia, File)

USCIS looking to hire thousands to help speed up asylum process

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Biden administration wants to hire potentially thousands of new federal employees to overhaul the asylum process for immigrants…

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Union leaders say staffing shortages are stretching their agencies thin

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(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The federal Bureau of Prisons will begin allowing inmates to have visitors again in October, months after visits were suspended at the 122 federal prisons across the U.S. The visitation plan is detailed in an internal memo issued Monday, Aug. 31, and obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Lawmakers alarmed by high COVID-19 vaccine refusal rate at BOP workforce

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Federal prisons are facing threats from drones dropping contraband, surveilling facilities

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Unions raise coronavirus safety concerns over frontline CBP, VA employees

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With the U.S. Capitol building in the background, motorists drive on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington. Officials have urged Washington residents to stay home to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AFGE sues for hazard pay for federal employees working through coronavirus pandemic

The American Federation of Government Employees and the Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch law firm say employees working through the coronavirus pandemic…

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Space Force has officially started posting job openings

In today’s Federal Newscast, search space-force on USAJobs.gov, and you’ll come up with 39 jobs, and not clerks or mail room staff, either.

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick, a carrier of Lyme disease. Preliminary indicators show Lyme disease abating during the summer of 2018 in New England, and public health authorities said they are finding fewer ticks in the environment. (CDC via AP, File)

NDAA amendment aims to find out if DoD experimented with weaponized bugs

In today’s Federal Newscast, a proposal in the 2020 defense authorization bill would require the Defense Department Inspector General to tell Congress if the department experimented with the idea of weaponizing disease-carrying insects.

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