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Once again, Congress kicks the can down the road

That proverbial battered can. Well Congress has once again kicked it down Constitution Avenue. The latest continuing resolution keeps the government going…

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New locality-pay adjustments will impact thousands of federal workers

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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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Virtual immigration hearings during COVID could have gone better, GAO says

The pandemic created big challenges for the nation’s immigration courts, which are used to doing business in person. Inconsistent policies and a lack…

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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

For more, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, Mimi Tsankov.

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Sammies finalist from DHS developed technique for scanning visa applications faster

How can the Department of Homeland Security possibly vet 40,000 people coming to the United States every day to spot the possible security threats?

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