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Up to 100 new immigration judges would be added under Biden budget request

The Biden administration released a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that would increase the number of immigration judges and allocate millions in funding to clear backlogs of hearings and asylum requests. ... Read more»

Congress strikes deal on new pandemic relief after settling Fed lending dispute

A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a provision sought by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to ensure that several temporary Federal Reserve lending programs will end this year.... Read more»

From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration

Danielle Metz stared down three life terms of a mandatory minimum sentence. Now she's a college graduate in her own home looking a whole new future.... Read more»

Trump budget targets grant benefiting 35,000 Az college students

The Trump administration’s budget blueprint calls for eliminating a need-based grant that benefits more than 35,000 Arizona college students, a cut that one expert said could be “a real setback for students.” The cut was part of a proposed 13 percent decrease for the Department of Education.... Read more»

Five federal programs lead list of improper grant payments

The Government Accountability Office has repeatedly found weaknesses in management of federal grants, placing billions of taxpayer dollars at risk. ... Read more»

For-profit colleges rake in millions from post-9/11 G.I. Bill

For-profit universities collected about $640 million from the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill in its first year. The boost to for-profits came at a time when the sector was subject to criticism for poor results and for leaving many students with unmanageable debts.... Read more»