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Pentagon rejects DC request for National Guard migrant help

The Pentagon has once again denied a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in dealing with thousands of migrants being…

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New locality-pay adjustments will impact thousands of federal workers

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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, people arrive before the start of a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami Field Office in Miami. USCIS, The cash-strapped federal agency that oversees that nation's legal immigration system, scrapped plans Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, to furlough 13,000 employees, or nearly 70% of its workforce. The agency said it would maintain operations through September when the the fiscal year ends.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

USCIS sets ambitious hiring, processing goals to shrink massive immigration case backlog

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FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo people photograph the signage outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Tukwila, Wash., that was closed due to concerns about the coronavirus. The U.S. government says a new rule disqualifying more people from green cards if they use government benefits will not apply to immigrants with symptoms of the illness caused by coronavirus who seek care. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said late Friday, March 13, 2020, that seeking treatment or preventive services will not impact someone's immigration status under the new public charge rule, which took effect last month. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP, File)/The Seattle Times via AP)

Is USCIS up to the task of processing all of the green cards available?

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United States Border Patrol agents mounted on horseback ride near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, before a visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in San Diego. Nielsen said Tuesday an appeal will be filed on the decision by a judge to bar the Trump administration from refusing asylum to migrants who cross the southern border illegally. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Whatever happened to those horseback mounted Border Patrol agents?

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FLRA votes to block immigration judges union from collective bargaining

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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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Sammies finalist from DHS developed technique for scanning visa applications faster

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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Border Patrol agent E. Flores shows the shower section during a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Donna, Texas. Officials say the site will primarily be used as a temporary site for processing and care of unaccompanied migrant children and families and will increase the Border Patrol's capacity to process migrant families. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

IG: CBP’s social media policies could use an update

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report finds senior leaders at Customs and Border Protection could have done more to address inappropriate and offensive…

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A young migrant waits for his turn to take a shower at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has problems with detention centers

Immigration and Customs Enforcement does maintain standards for the detention of illegal immigrants. But it doesn’t always follow them.

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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?

The Senate is out of session for a couple of weeks. So nobody can filibuster, or not filibuster anyone else.

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