A steep drop in deportations has caused U.S. immigration officials to implement controversial new quotas to meet an annual goal. Officials have also backed away from an Obama administration pledge to focus enforcement efforts primarily on illegal immigrants who are dangerous or have violent pasts, CIR and the Washington Post report. >> Read the full article.

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.