The question of who owns the border and how they will be compensated looms large.
Andrew Becker is a reporter for Reveal, covering border, national and homeland security issues, as well as weapons and gun trafficking. He has focused on waste, fraud and abuse – with stories ranging from border corruption to the expanding use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles, from the militarization of police to the intersection of politics and policy related to immigration, from terrorism to drug trafficking. Becker's reporting has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek/The Daily Beast and on National Public Radio and PBS/FRONTLINE, among others. He received a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. Becker is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
The move has gotten less attention than raids and the border fence, but it has the potential to radically change immigration enforcement nationwide.
The latest deadline sets up yet another showdown between the Trump administration and local authorities over immigration enforcement.
Wisconsin farmers say the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown is making it harder to find workers for one of the state’s largest industries and the core of its Cheesehead identity, dairy production.
The federal government has spent a decade chasing a meandering paper trail, with researchers combing through yellowed government files, testing the faded memories of neighbors and perusing the local library as they try to sort out who owns the land.
Matthew Klein will be in charge of watchdogging the agency as the Trump administration pushes for another massive expansion of the U.S. Border Patrol. Since its last expansion, the agency has been plagued by corruption.
The agency has faced steady criticism and scrutiny for its screening practices, including the use of behavior detection techniques to try to identify suspicious passengers, as well as its own internal troubles stemming from allegations of misconduct, retaliation and dysfunction.
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