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States weigh how to shield election officials from threats, harassment

Following the turmoil of the 2020 election, election officials across the country have faced threats and harassment, but attempts to include them as a protected category under harassment statutes - raising charges from a misdemeanor to a felony - have has run into opposition.... Read more»

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DHS tightens vaccination requirements for travelers at border crossings

The Department of Homeland Security began requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination over the weekend for essential as well as nonessential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border - a requirement expected since last fall, but one that raises concerns among officials in border towns.... Read more»

Arizona mayors say immigration reform needed, but politics likely to prevent it

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and Mesa Mayor John Giles took part in an immigration forum Wednesday and agreed that immigration reform is badly needed to address the current border situation, but they are not confident it can get done in the current fractured political climate. ... Read more»

Auditoría muestra que Patrulla Fronteriza se ve obstaculizada por tecnología obsoleta

La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EE. UU. se está quedando atrás en tecnología actualizada y el personal necesario para asegurar la frontera suroeste de 1,954 millas con México, a pesar de recibir $ 743 millones para tales actualizaciones desde 2017.... Read more»

Election experts: Still more to be done on state, federal elections before 2022 midterms

A panel of experts on election security, including former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, said the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was more profound than the 9/11 terrorist attacks and spoke about what needs to be done to continue safeguarding elections in 2022.... Read more»

Audit: Border Patrol hampered by outdated technology, flawed evaluation of new equipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is lagging in updated technology and staff needed to secure the 1,954-mile Southwest border with Mexico, according to a February inspector general’s audit by the Department of Homeland Security. ... Read more»

Biden’s border: 'an incredibly disappointing year' for immigrant advocates

As a candidate, Joe Biden emphasized how different his immigration policy would be from that of former President Donald Trump, promising to “take urgent action to undo Trump’s damage,” but after nearly a year of the Biden presidency, immigrant advocates are disheartened.... Read more»

Judge won’t force feds to speed up work permit renewals for asylum seekers

A federal judge denied a request from five asylum seekers to force the U.S. government to speed up work permit renewals, stating she found when it comes to approving work permits, "courts have found delays of several years are not unreasonable."... Read more»

Asylum-seekers ask judge to order feds to speed up renewals of work permits

Although Department of Homeland Security regulations state applications for renewal of work permits should be adjudicated within 180 days of receipt, asylum seekers told a federal judge Friday the government "is routinely exceeding that deadline, taking 10 months or more."... Read more»

Deputy Chief Kasmar tapped to lead Tucson police as Magnus leaves for CBP post

Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar will lead the Tucson Police Department, replacing Chief Chris Magnus — who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy resumes, even as feds and Az advocates vow to end it

The Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy will resume, even as DHS vowed to continue working to end the program it is now being forced to reinstate. Opponents of the policy urged the Biden administration to terminate the “inhumane and illegal” program.... Read more»

Another Border Patrol agent dies from COVID-19 in Arizona

Border Patrol lost a second agent in Southern Arizona to COVID-19 in November, one of 55 CBP employees killed by coronavirus — including seven federal border officers and agents in Arizona. COVID has become the leading cause of death of U.S. law enforcement officers.... Read more»

50% more migrants in detention centers under Biden

When President Joe Biden came into office, he began to roll back the Trump administration’s immigration policies, including the 2017 memo that authorities arrest every undocumented person they find - but advocates say that hasn’t been the reality since Biden was inaugurated.... Read more»

Court order forces feds to revive Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The Department of Homeland Security said it reached a deal with Mexico on Thursday to restart the controversial Migrant Protection Protocols program, a policy that President Joe Biden suspended on his first day in office and formally terminated in June. ... Read more»

Lawsuit alleges U.S. gun manufacturers bear responsibility for Mexico violence

In an effort to reduce gun smuggling, the Mexican government is suing a group of gun manufacturers — including Glock, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing and Colt’s Manufacturing — in the United States, and the first hearing was held last week in Boston. ... Read more»

New guidelines issued for care for pregnant women, mothers with babies born in Border Patrol stations

Customs and Border Protection released new guidelines for the treatment of pregnant woman and infants in custody at Border Patrol stations, following a critical report from a federal watchdog and pressure from 11 Democratic senators. ... Read more»

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