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Federal Agency Trying to End Immigration Judges Union

Plus: Data shows what has happened to immigrants arrested by Border Patrol so far under President Biden

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In a new ruling, the Federal Labor Relations Authority is seeking for a second time to end the collective bargaining powers of the National Association of Immigration Judges. The federal agency maintains that the more than 500 immigration judges in the union cannot belong because they are in a managerial role. The union is planning to legally challenge the recent ruling. It will be the second time the FLRA has ruled against immigration judges since the Trump administration sought to end their union. Associated Press

In other federal immigration news…

Data Reveals Outcomes of Border Patrol Apprehensions Under Biden

The Border Patrol has expelled over 1 million people, mostly to Mexico, and deported 62,000, since President Biden took office. Around 60% of apprehensions led to a rapid expulsion or deportation, 22% led to a direct release, close to 11% led to Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention or jail, and about 8% led to a child being sent to a shelter. Direct releases have risen in recent months due to the rise in arrivals of international migrants who are more difficult to expel with limited resources. 

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