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FILE - A view of the border bridge in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, on Sept. 24, 2021, across the Rio Grande river from Del Rio, Texas. Congressional investigators say two Border Patrol agents were fired from among 60 found to have committed misconduct for participating in a private Facebook group that mocked migrants and lawmakers. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File)

2 border agents are fired for offensive Facebook posts

Congressional investigators say two Border Patrol agents were fired from among 60 found to have committed misconduct for participating in a private Facebook…

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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, pedestrians cross into Juarez, Mexico as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers of the Special Response Team unit, patrol the Paso del Norte Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas. The state of California is freeing up to $28 million to assist immigrants arriving at the state's border with Mexico to be released with notices to appear in court, marking a sharp contrast with other border states that have emerged as foes of President Joe Biden's immigration policies.(AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre, File)

Immigration judges struggling to work through inadequate technology, pandemic, union pushback

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Lori Vislocky

Sammies finalist from DHS developed technique for scanning visa applications faster

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Bicyclists ride past an inner perimeter of security fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2021, after portions of an outer perimeter of fencing were removed overnight to allow public access. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Will it ever be time for federal employees to return to their regular offices?

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(AP Photo/Christian Chavez)Migrants deported from the U.S. walk into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Mexico announced that U.S. advisers on border and immigration issues will meet with Mexican officials on Tuesday to discuss migration and development in Central America, as a surge of migrants has hit the U.S. southern border. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

HHS looking for federal employees to volunteer at the southern border

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Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon looks toward where the border wall makes its way over a mountain Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. President Donald Trump’s reshaping of U.S. immigration policy may be most felt in his undoing of asylum. Castrejon says migrants pay $8,000 to $10,000 to be guided through the mountains and picked up by a driver once they reach a road. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

CBP creates new position to handle administrative load at Mexico border

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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf makes an opening statement at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, a federal judge in New York ruled that Wolf assumed his position unlawfully, a determination that invalidated Wolf's suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields young people from deportation. (Greg Nash/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Judge: DHS head didn’t have authority to suspend DACA

A federal judge in New York has ruled that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf assumed his position unlawfully.

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GAO nudging agencies to take care of priority recommendations

In the last couple of weeks, GAO has reissued reminders on open recommendations. It’s a long list.

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Poor communication, planning led to massively underused border facility

When its Mexico border apprehensions soared last year, Customs and Border Protection hired a contractor to build a temporary detention center. It could hold 2,500 detainees, but in reality, it never had more than a few dozen at a time.

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