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Past articles by Julia:

U.S. has admitted 271,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russian invasion, far above Biden’s goal of 100,000

More than 117,000 came via the Biden administration’s “Uniting for Ukraine” program, which lets Americans sponsor Ukrainians so they will be financially supported in the U.S. → Read More

FBI to search Pence's Indiana home for more classified documents

The FBI's expected search comes after a “small number” of classified documents were found at Pence’s Indiana residence last month, Pence’s lawyer, Greg Jacob, said. → Read More

DOJ charges 3 men in murder-for-hire plot against journalist critical of Iran

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice has charged three members of an Eastern European criminal group with ties to Iran with attempting to assassinate a prominent U.S. journalist and activist critical of the Iranian regime. → Read More

A top Border Patrol official resigned after allegedly pressuring female employees for sex, officials say

Tony Barker, who was acting chief of the law enforcement operations directorate, is under investigation by Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility. → Read More

15 GOP states ask court to keep Trump-era immigration rule Title 42

The Biden administration has been attempting to end the policy, which expelled millions of migrants at the border. → Read More

More than 100 election jurisdictions waiting on federal cyber help, sources say

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency did not deny the backlog but noted the agency has provided cyber hygiene tests for 425 “election-related entities” → Read More

Appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to review new Biden rule, temporarily protecting Dreamers

The program, which has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation, was established by President Barack Obama in 2012. → Read More

Secret Service recovers $286 million in stolen Covid relief funds

The Secret Service said on Friday it has recovered $286 million in Covid relief funds that were diverted by fraudsters using stolen and fake identities. → Read More

4 migrant parents file lawsuit alleging Trump’s child separation policy traumatized them

The filing marks a change in strategy for the families who previously sought a settlement with the Biden Justice Department only to have those negotiations fall apart last fall. → Read More

DHS concerned it may need $2B to deal with migrant surge at border, documents show

Senior DHS officials are concerned they won't have the funds to cover an expected surge of migrants at the southern border when the Title 42 Covid ban lifts. → Read More

U.S. officials encountered 234,000 migrants at southern border in April, a new high

U.S. border officials encountered 234,088 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in the month of April, topping March’s 22-year high of just over 221,000. → Read More

Ukrainians fleeing war face onerous process to enter U.S.

Svitlana Rogers’ family has struggled to gather such documentation as vaccination records from shuttered doctors’ offices and a deed on the house they fled when Russia invaded. → Read More

A$AP Rocky detained at LAX in connection to November 2021 shooting

Rakim Mayers, better known as A$AP Rocky, was detained on Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport in connection to a November 2021 shooting. → Read More

Biden admin faces budget shortfall when border Covid ban lifts and migrants surge

Some ICE and CBP operations could be out of funds by July, based on predictions that 14,000 migrants could try to cross the border daily after Title 42 lifts in May. → Read More

'It will be a nightmare': Texas city braces for flood of border crossers when Covid rule ends in May

As the Biden admin readies to end Covid restrictions at the border, officials from one Texas city want help from D.C. to cope with an expected migrant surge. → Read More

Cuban migrants outpace Central Americans arriving at U.S. border

The seven-day average for Cuban migrants crossing the border as of late March was up 460 percent over the last year. → Read More

Judge rules migrant families separated at border can't sue Stephen Miller, other Trump officials

A Trump-appointed judge has ruled Trump officials involved in family separations at the border can't be sued, but is letting families continue seeking damages. → Read More

These four Ukrainians thought it would be easy to cross the Mexican border into the U.S. They were wrong.

Maksym Armash thought it would be simple to bring his Ukrainian bride-to-be into the U.S. across the Mexican border. She wound up in shackles. → Read More

Biden admin to expedite resettlement of some vulnerable Ukrainian refugees in U.S.

The plan would let some Ukrainians, like activists, journalists and those who are part of the LGBTQ community safely enter the U.S. at least temporarily. → Read More

After Biden remarks, officials pushed to lower amounts paid to separated migrants, lawyers say

Biden told a reporter "it's not true" separated migrants would get $450,000 each. Soon after, lawyers say, officials called and said amounts were too high. → Read More